CONCLUDING Dec. 19
The Language Archive (Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre). Matt Letscher and Heidi Schreck star in Julia Cho's play about a man who studies the dying languages of exotic cultures, while his own words fail him. Visit RoundaboutTheatre. The Great Game: Afghanistan (Off-Broadway at the Skirball Center). The Public Theater and the Skirball align to present the Olivier Award-nominated 12-play work about Afghanistan's history since Westerners first became involved in the country in 1842 to the present day. Visit PublicTheater.
The Collection & A Kind of Alaska: Two Plays by Harold Pinter (Off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company). The Atlantic Theater Company presents the plays, the first of which centers on a 4 AM phone call and a surprise visitor, while the latter sheds light on a changed world when a woman awakes from a coma after 30 years. Visit TicketCentral.com.
CONCLUDING Dec. 22
The Break of Noon (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). David Duchovny, Amanda Peet, John Earl Jelks and Tracy Chimo star in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's drama about a man who becomes a modern-day prophet after he witnesses a gruesome office shooting. Visit mcctheater.org.