By Heidi Masek firstname.lastname@example.org
• Arguing: Yasmina Reza’s Art challenges how “true friendship” and “great art” are defined, according to a press release from Milford Area Players. The local company presents Art, translated by Christopher Hampton, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from March 19 through March 28 at the Amato Center, 56 Mont Vernon St., in Milford (www.milfordareaplayers.org, $7-$12). Eliot Johnston, Rich Hurley and Neal Blaiklock perform. Jason Plante directs.
• P2S: At the next installment of the Page to Stage series “fostering new works by New Hampshire playwrights,” Concord playwright Eugene Shear introduces his romantic comedy Crossed Hearts. Two sets of three siblings in their late 40s and early 50s have reserved a hotel suite for the weekend of their triple weddings. It’s a sequel to Shear’s The Matchmakers, which ran at the Players’ Ring in Portsmouth in 2009. Catch the workshop performance of Crossed Hearts and Q&A with Shear Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium lobby at 2 Prince St. The Friends of the Audi host (www.theaudi.org).
• Cause: Volunteers stage a V-Day campaign production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20 Elm St. in Milford (www.vday.org), $10. The production benefits Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support, locally, and is associated with the “Congo Teach-In” Sunday, March 21, at 1 p.m., at the Riverview Mill Artist Studios in Wilton.
• Classic comedy: The 1937 comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart You Can’t Take it With You contrasts the free-thinking Vanderhofs with the conservative Kirby family. The Franklin Footlight Theatre closes a run with shows Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Middle New Hampshire Arts and Entertainment Center, 316 Central St. in Franklin (theMiddleNH.org, 934-1901).
• Ducks in a row: Honk!, the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s Ugly Duckling, is next for the youth actors at Peacock Players, 14 Court St. in Nashua, Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. from March 12 through March 21 (www.peacockplayers.org, 886-7000, $10 -$15).