Charles Krohn plays the captain in Heartbreak House and describes his character as “a guy who has more or less retired from the human race as much as one can with two grown married daughters. He’s a guy who’s very strong in his beliefs.” When the captain sets himself apart from other people, it’s not so much that he doesn’t like them, Krohn says, but that he “is reluctant to become part of a race that he sees is marching toward their doom.” And despite the confused condition of these characters, Krohn finds: “There’s a humanity in the play that’s sometimes just beneath the surface.” Rebecca Greene Udden directs the three-act drama.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through June 1. 2540 Times Boulevard. For information, call 713‑524‑6706 or visit mainstreettheater.com. $20 to $39.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 3. Continues through June 1, 2014