When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 15 2014

Before the drinking caught up to him, handsome John Barrymore conquered stage and screen, traversing the eras of silent film and talkies and taking on Shakespearean roles in Hamlet and Richard III. The play Barrymore meets him in his final days as he rehearses a revival of Richard III — a fictitious event — and at Interplayers, actor Patrick Treadway sports a debonair little mustache to portray, as described in the play synopsis, the “black sheep of America’s most illustrious acting family.” This is a gossipy, tragic portrait of a remarkable man; the only other actor remains offstage as Fred, the stage manager, who interacts by loudspeaker.

Lisa Waananen

Price: $12-$28