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‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’

When Through Oct. 6 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $20-$97.50 • More info

The Rep presents the first part of Tony Kushner’s classic play set in the 1980s and dealing with the AIDS crisis and the Reagan era. The first-rate cast includes Barrett Foa and Meredith Baxter. Brilliant and breathtaking. Directed by Tony Speciale.

‘Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope

When Through Sept. 22 • Where Washington University’s Edison Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard • How much $15-$50 • More info

The Black Rep starts its 43rd season with a revival of the 1970s musical revue that addresses the African American experience. A wonderful blend of showbiz panache and social critique. Directed by Ron Himes.

‘Shakespeare in Love’

When Through Sunday • Where The Grandel, 3610 Grandel Square • How much $20-$40 • More info 314-534-1111;

This stage version of the Oscar-winning 1998 comedy about the bard and his romance with a woman who is perhaps beyond his reach makes for a fun time at the theater. It’s an Insight Theatre Company production. Directed by Suki Peters.

By Calvin Wilson

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