‘IVANOV’ at New York City Center (performances start on June 14). Before there were seagulls, sisters, orchards or late-night vodka confessionals, there was Anton Chekhov’s 1887 play about a superfluous man torn between his tubercular wife and his landowner’s daughter. Russia’s Theater of Nations presents a revival, directed by Timofey Kulyabin, as part of the Cherry Orchard Festival.
‘RED HILLS’ at 101 Greenwich Street (in previews; opens on June 13). Walk into a financial district office building, take an elevator to the ninth floor and enter the Rwandan genocide. En Garde Arts presents this collaboration between the American writer Sean Christopher Lewis and the Ugandan playwright Asiimwe Deborah Kawe. Katie Pearl directs.
‘TEENAGE DICK’ at the Public Theater (previews start on June 12; opens on June 20). Before Richard III was a pile of bones buried underneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, he was a 16-year-old at Roseland High. More or less. In Mike Lew’s adaptation of the Shakespeare history play, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Richard (Gregg Mozgala) is a junior with cerebral palsy and a fondness for iambic pentameter.
‘SAINT JOAN’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater (closes on June 10). Joan of Arc puts down her sword as Manhattan Theater Club’s revival of George Bernard Shaw’s play concludes. Jesse Green wrote that Daniel Sullivan’s “thoughtful if mostly becalmed staging,” with star Condola Rashad at its center, finally pays off in its trial scene.