Theater & performance
“HEROES.” Salem Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy on stage through April 12, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m., at 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The play is about war heroes Gustave, Henri and Philippe who plot an escape from their retirement home. General admission is $25, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets and details are available at www.salemtheatre.com or 866-811-4111.
“WONDERFUL TOWN.” Endicott College’s spring musical theater production is on stage Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 5, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., in the Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Set in 1935, Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town” tells the story of two sisters from Ohio who went to New York to make their fortunes: Ruth, the older, wisecracking one in writing and journalism, and Eileen, the younger, beautiful one in show business. General admission is $15, $5 for seniors and students of other institutions, and free to Endicott ID holders. For tickets and details, visit www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or call 978-998-7700.
“METAMORPHOSES.” Gordon’s Theatre Arts Department presents “Metamorphoses” by award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman, on stage Thursday, April 3, Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, in the Margaret Jensen Theatre of the Barrington Center for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Under the direction of professor of theatre arts Jeffrey S. Miller, the play explores the tension between the real and the transformational, the human and the mysterious, told through vignettes of classical Greek myth and drawn together by the universal need for water. Details and tickets are available at www.gordon.edu/tickets.
“GOTHIC ROMANCE TALES BY CANDLELIGHT.” Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions presents a theatrical storytelling presentation featuring mysterious stories of love and betrayal by Louisa May Alcott, Emily Bronte and Kate Chopin. Made possible by funding from the Marblehead Cultural Council. www.waterfallproductions.com.