The Diary of Anne Frank, Steppenwolf Theatre, through June 10. Tina Landau's unobtrusive direction of this classic drama is efficient and affecting. Wendy Kesselman's 1997 adaptation rightfully scrapes off any perceptions of sugary sentimentality. SCM
The Frogs, Pegasus Players, Truman College Swimming Pool, through June 3. 'Please don't fart, there's very little air and this is art.' Greek comedy hasn't been the same since joke-meister Bert Shevelove and songster Stephen Sondheim got hold of it. JA
The Meek, A Red Orchid Theatre, through June 3. Brett Neveu's plays are visceral, urgent and vicious with humor, his characters held prisoner by their own psyches. In The Meek, an agoraphobe's sanctuary cannot hold and the outside world bashes in. CS
The Seagull, GroundUp Theatre at Angel Island, through May 13. Classroom Chekhov this ain't, not when Julie Levinson's original translation of the 1896 classic relocates our fin-de-siecle Russian bohos to Martha's Vineyard at the turn of the 'Me' decade. MSB
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