Celebrating its sweet 16th year, this festival, which runs through Aug. 2. at the Davenport Theatre, specializes in small-scale productions. So the play is truly the thing for the more than two dozen in this year's lineup, which includes classic plays, comedies, solo shows, two bills of short plays and several political dramas ranging from a look back at the Black Panthers in the 1970s to a consideration of what it means to be gay in current-day Iran.
For more information: http://www.midtownfestival.org/index.html
NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
This young and racially diverse all-female ensemble has been performing The Taming of the Shrew at public parks all over the city since June 3. The run ends this weekend with performances at Morningside Park in Manhattan and Sunset Park in Brooklyn.
For more information: http://manhattanshakes.org/2015-taming-of-the-shrew/
Uptown Shakespeare in the Park