OPENING

‘Boeing Boeing’

They loved Marc Camoletti’s French farce when it opened in London in 1962. They hated it three years later on Broadway. Then they loved it on Broadway in a 2008 revival that netted Mark Rylance a Tony for his performance as a country bumpkin who stumbles into the intricate schemes of a Parisian lothario. Craig Johnson is directing Torch Theater’s production. Zach Curtis plays Robert, the rube from Wisconsin who visits Bernard (Sam Landman). Bernie knows the precise schedules of three airline stewardesses (as they were then called) and is carrying on relationships with all three. His life is perfect, right? You’ll get the answer several hundred slammed doors later. Stacia Rice, Sara Richardson, Rachel Finch and Mo Perry are also featured in the fine cast. (7:30 Thu.-Sat., next Thu. Ends April 4. Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W. Franklin Av. $8-$30. 1-888-71-TICKETS or www.torchtheater.com.) Graydon Royce

 

OPENING

‘These Are the Men’

The Oedipus myth has spawned endless books, plays and films, from “Hamlet” to “Psycho.” Now we can add Savage Umbrella’s “These Are the Men” to the list. With the murderous, mother-loving myth as its starting point, the production explores universal themes of time, fate, love and pain, with a feminist twist — the story is told from the perspective of Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother-wife. Sounds like serious stuff, but knowing Savage Umbrella, expect darkly funny notes and subtly salacious moments. (7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends April 18. $24. Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Av. S., Mpls. www.southerntheater.org.) Jahna Peloquin