By Randall Jobe
Main Street Theater
presents Michael Frayn’s provocative Copenhagen. In this 2000 Tony Award winner for Best Play, 1941 German physicist Werner Helsenberg goes to Copenhagen to see his counterpart Niels Behr. Together they revolutionize atomic science, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a world war. Guy Roberts directs. February 11 through March 12. 2540 Times Boulevard, Houston 77005. Tickets: www.mainstreettheater.com, 713.524.6706.
Stages Repertory Theatre
presents the regional premiere of My Manana Comes. Four busboys, two immigrants and two U.S. natives struggle together a living while working in a five-star Manhattan restaurant. Each man must choose between supporting his friends and protecting his own dreams. February 15 through March 5. 3201 Allen Parkway #101, Houston 77019. Tickets: www.stagestheatre.com, 713.527.0220.
Theatre LaB Houston
presents Daniel MacIvor’s The Best Brothers. Jim Salners and Steve Bullitt star in this bittersweet comedy about two very different brothers, an unspoken rivalry and whom Mom (who is being buried) loves best. Stuart Purdy directs. February 17 through March 5. Midtown Art Center of Houston’s MATCH Box 1. 3400 Main Street, Houston 77002. Tickets: www.matchouston.org, 713.521.4533.
The Alley Theatre
presents Let the Right One In, fare from Jack Thorne (the director and playwright of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Touted as “a vampire romance that never dies,” the play tells the story of a series of mysterious killings and the shocking truth behind two misfits, their friendship and love. Adult content, explicit language and violence; recommended for fearless 15-year-old mature teens and older audiences. John Tiffany directs. February 17 through March 19. 615 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002. Tickets: www.alleytheatre.org, 713.220.5700.
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)
presents An American in Paris. The new musical based on a time-honored film tells the story of finding love, happiness and a new lease on life. Set in Paris as Europe emerges from the shadows of World War II, the musical version veers decidedly from the familiar film plot. February 21 through March 5. The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby Street, Houston 77002. Tickets: www.tuts.com, 713.558.TUTS.