RECKLESS. Writer Craig Lucas and director Norman Rene (Three Postcards) take a hilarious and moving off-Broadway journey through one woman's bad dream, fantasy or, maybe, truly terrible life.
THE GRAPES OF WRATH. John Steinbeck's inflamed novel of the 1930s Dust Bowl migration becomes a ruthlessly unsentimental play-with-music by Chicago's Steppenwolf troupe.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Mark Lamos, one of America's most innovative stagers of Shakespeare, emphasizes the psychological backdrop of the airy- fairy love tale at his Hartford Stage Company.
THE VAN DYKE SHOW and ANNIE MCGUIRE (CBS, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. EDT). They first won our hearts as...