I've waited a long time for this moment. For the last three weeks or so, a yellow press release has been sitting in the listings basket at The Crimson, announcing the opening of the world premiere of an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Player Piano at the Boston Repertory Theater, and every week I pick it up thinking this time it really is going to be, relevant. And of course, so far it hasn't been. Actually, I have no idea whether or not it's going to be any good. I can't really see how they're going to dramatize it, but one never knows. It's my favorite Vonnegut novel, about the future in an automated society. Discount previews begin June 2, opening officially June 12 at One Boyleston Place, Boston. Tickets $4 to $5.50 Wed-Sat, student rush half price at 7:30 p.m. except Saturdays. Curtain at 8:08 p.m.
And for those of you looking for something tried and true, there's always Equus, which is supposed to be leaving the Wilbur Theater June 5. If you haven't seen it, you could check it out--it's always good for cocktail party conversation if nothing else. At 252 Tremont St., Boston, Wed-Sat at 8 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Wed and Sat, with student discounts.