LAST CHANCE: Hedda, Kaspar, Aristocrats, Unseen and That Pretty Pretty

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A fresh look at an Ibsen classic takes one last shot on Broadway, while a Dickensian opera from Elizabeth Swados, a dark prison drama and a play about a fallen Irish family close Off-Broadway.

What follows is's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway and Off-Broadway productions before they close. Concluding March 28

  • Kaspar Hauser: A Foundling's Opera (Off-Broadway at the Flea Theater). Preston Martin stars in the title role of the 90-minute Dickensian work about a wayward orphan facing life on the streets. The production features a score by Elizabeth Swados (Runaways) and book and lyrics by Swados and playwright Erin Courtney. For tickets visit TheFlea.
  • The Unseen (Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre). Craig Wright ("Lost," Mistakes Were Made) penned the work about two prisoners trying to crack the code of their cryptic imprisonment by a brutal, totalitarian regime. For tickets visit Telecharge.
  • That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Sheila Callaghan's comedy follows a screenwriter who incorporates the exploits of two murderous feminist ex-strippers into his latest screenplay, blurring fact and fiction. For tickets visit Rattlestick. Concluding March 29

  • Hedda Gabler (Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre). Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in the title role of Ibsen's 1890 tragedy that has been updated by playwright Christopher Shinn. Hedda also stars Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks, Peter Stormare, Lois Markle, Ana Reeder and Helen Carey. For tickets visit RoundaboutTheatre.
  • The Aristocrats (Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre). Charlotte Moore directs the new production of Brian Friel's 1979 play about a once powerful and aristocratic family now in its decline, as they gather for the wedding of their youngest sister. For tickets visit IrishRep.
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