Michael Pennington's Sweet William is a seamless example of the thespian art. It should be essential viewing for all students of the Bard, not to mention those who need a reminder of the sheer applicability of his canon to the way we lived then and still do now.
The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other may be about nothing more than its admittedly unusual concept. Whatever it is, it's the nearest we've had so far this year to the theater's generally untapped potential as Rorschach test.
It's back: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. This six-and-a-half hour production (down from the original's eight-and-a-half hours) has some grand moments, but it doesn't set the theatre alight.