Theater: New and Noteworthy

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"Laughter on the 23rd Floor": Frank Ferrante in the classic Neil Simon play, drawing on his time as a joke writer for the 1950s comedy revue "Your Show of Shows," at Walnut Street Theatre to March 5.

New This Week

Barefoot in the Park (Broadway Theatre of Pitman, N.J.). Neil Simon's sparkling, nutty play about apartment living in New York. Tuesday through March 19.

The Gift (Walnut Street Theatre). Will Stutts' comedy of collaboration between a guy a lot like Truman Capote and a woman a lot like Harper Lee. Tuesday through March 14.

Mass Appeal (Montgomery Theatre). Bill C. Davis' play about a Catholic pastor, his idealistic deacon, and the cushy suburb they serve. Through March 5.

S-heads (Azuka Theatre). Bert's Bikes and Sports, a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan, is on its last wheel. How to save it? Wednesday through March 12.

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Reviewed by Tirdad Derakhshani (T.D.), Julia M. Klein (J.M.K.), Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Jim Rutter (J.R.), John Timpane (J.T.), and Toby Zinman (T.Z.).

The Enchanted (IRC/Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5). Jean Giraudoux's tale of obsession giving way to the joys of everyday living. With Muppet-style puppets! Through March 5.

For Sale! (Camden Repertory Theater). This collaboration with Mickalene Thomas takes on slavery, sex, and sisterhood. Ends Saturday.

Grand Concourse (Theatre Horizon). A young woman with a secret barges into a soup kitchen and shakes things up. Raises worthwhile issues but doesn't really resolve them. Ends next Sunday. - J.M.K.

Having Our Say (Philadelphia Theater Company). Based on the true story of the Delany sisters, who lived almost all the way through the 20th century, many of those decades together. Kindly, slow, charming. Ends Sunday. - J.T.

John (Arden Theatre). Pulitzer-winner Annie Baker's new play, set in Gettysburg. Ends next Sunday.

Lagan (Villanova Theatre). American premiere of Irish-born Stacey Gregg's mosaic of Northern Ireland, post-"Troubles." Ends Sunday.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Walnut Street Theatre). Neil Simon's classic, drawing on his time as a joke writer for the 1950s comedy revue Your Show of Shows. High-energy, very funny. Through March 5. - J.T.

Leper + Chip (Inis Nua Theatre). Man meets woman at a party in Dublin. They fight - but the impulse for revenge undergoes a certain change. Through March 5.

Lizzie (11th Hour Theater). Four actresses perform this rock setting of the life of ax-wielder Lizzie Borden. Powerful vocals, great themes, but needs some cutting. Through Feb. 29. - W.R.

Lost Girls (Theatre Exile). Three generations of working-class women try to rise above their constricted horizons. Through March 12.

The Matchmaker (People's Light). Thornton Wilder's farce/satire about romance and mistaken identity, the basis for Hello, Dolly! Through March 12.

Rock of Ages (Eagle Theatre, Hammonton, N.J.). Learning to play - and to be - loud and great. Ends Sunday.

Romeo and Juliet (Media Theatre). The star-crossed leads are played as very young in Media's first foray into Shakespeare. Neighborhood Shakespeare, but the leads make it worthwhile. Ends Sunday. - J.T.

The Seagull (EgoPo Classic Theatre). Chekhov's mystical, elevating heartbreaker takes on art, a mother's smothering love, the pleasures of the lakeside, and the need for connection. This production is gorgeous to the eye and ear. Ends Sunday. - T.Z.

Seussical the Musical (SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs). A musical featuring all 18-and-under talent. Ends next Sunday.

Uncle Vanya (Hedgerow Theatre Company). The estate, the pistol, the pencil, the selfishness, the remorseless, clear-eyed Chekhov vision. Fine acting, good momentum, so-so atmosphere, but good Chekhov. Through March 5. - J.T.

Waiting for Godot (Curio Theatre Company). Under a big, spreading tree, Curio gives a strong, assured, wildly energetic, and wonderfully vaudevillian take on Beckett's modern classic. Through March 4. - T.D.

Water by the Spoonful (South Camden Theatre Company). Philly-born Quiara Alegría Hudes won the 2012 Pulitzer for this play about a returning Iraq war veteran searching for meaning. Through Feb. 29.

White Guy on the Bus (Delaware Theatre Company). A white businessman meets, and learns both to like and to clash with, an African American single mother. An assault on political correctness, very much worth seeing. Ends Sunday. - J.R.