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On Stage This Week 

Theater? Theater.

Endgame: Samuel Beckett's sad and funny fable of the human condition serves as the finale to the Cleveland Museum of Art's 2010-2011 Viva! & Gala Performing Arts series, continuing through June 11 at the Brooks Theatre at the Cleveland Play House. Tickets are $29 at 888-CMA-0033, and are also available online at or at the Play House (8500 Euclid Ave.) one hour before each performance.

Cut to Pieces: When the original production of this drama by Chris Seibert and Raymond Bobgan premiered in 2009, Scene critic Christine Howey had this to say: "By taking an age-old trope of several people convened at a spooky mansion and twisting virtually everything thereafter, Bobgan and Seibert come up with a bounty of inspired moments. Bobgan uses an avalanche of different staging tools — including live and often distorted video feeds (some from a table-top camera), typewriter type on the large screen, original music, and plastic and paper dolls. The videos are strangely insinuating and allow Seibert to interact with them as if they are live performers. From a production standpoint, a few of the whiz-bang effects could have been edited back, since there is a feeling of sensory overload. But ultimately, Cut to Pieces has an innocent arrogance and an energetic spirit of invention that makes it a thoroughly memorable experience." Tickets are $25 at 216-631-2727 or at Final performances are June 9 through 11 at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave.

Dream Girls: Cain Park's summer musical tells the story of an up-and-coming girl group in the 1960s, and all the trials and tribulations that come with their quest for fortune and fame. Tickets begin at $15 at 216-371-3000 or at Performances are set for June 10 through 26 at the Alma Theatre, 14591 Superior Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

Girls Night: The Musical: This jukebox musical with a book — okay, a pamphlet — written by Louise Roche is focused on tickling a very specific sort of female funny bone. Suffice to say that if you're up for a weirdly non-ironic disco version of "I Am What I Am," vibrator jokes, and a blonde fall used as a muff wig, then your ship has come in. (Christine Howey) Tickets are $39.50 to $50 at 216-241-6000 or at Through June 26 at the East 14th Street Theatre at 2037 East 14th St.

Personals Uncut: The New York Edition: See Christine Howey's full review, this issue. Through June 18 at Kennedy's Theatre at Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave. Tickets are $15 at or 216-241-6000.


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