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'Jitney,' 'Breast in Show' make this week's Thursday Theater Roundup

The Thursday Theater Roundup features shows that received three stars or more from our critics. Skip to the end of the post for a list of current and future productions in the 2016-17 season.

Here is a reminder of how our star rating system works:

★: Poor
★★: Fair
★★★: Good
★★★★: Excellent

Now for this week's picks:

 

"Lips Together, Teeth Apart," through Oct. 8 in the New Phoenix Theatre. ★★★½

"Louisiana Bacchae," through Oct. 8 in a Red Thread Theatre production in Jim Bush Studios. ★★★

"Sweet Bird of Youth," through Oct. 9 in an Irish Classical Theatre Company production in the Andrews Theatre. ★★★

"Urinetown: The Musical," through Oct. 16 in a Subversive Theatre Collective production in the Manny Fried Playhouse: ★★★

"Jitney," through Oct. 23 in Paul Robeson Theatre. ★★★

"Breast in Show," through Oct. 30 in an O'Connell and Company production in the Park School. ★★★

Here's our complete theater listing (click here for a full-page view) to help you plan your weekend or the rest of your season:

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