Critics’ picks: Theater

Thomas Derrah as Kaa and Larry Yando as Shere Khan in a new adaptation of “The Jungle Book.”
Thomas Derrah as Kaa and Larry Yando as Shere Khan in a new adaptation of “The Jungle Book.”Credit: Liz Lauren

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Lindsay Crouse and Johnny Lee Davenport star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer-winning 1987 drama about the relationship between an elderly Southern woman and an African-American chauffeur over three decades that span the years of the civil rights movement. Also featuring Robert Pemberton. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush. Sept. 5-22. Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester. 978-281-4433, www.gloucesterstage.com

SEMINAR Theresa Rebeck’s 2011 comedy about the personal and professional dynamics among four aspiring writers and their professor, an acid-tongued literary eminence. Sept. 12-29. Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham. 781-279-2200, www.stonehamtheatre.org

THE OTHER PLACE Debra Wise stars in Sharr White’s drama about a neurologist who has to cope with simultaneous medical and personal crises. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. Sept. 12-Oct. 6. Coproduction by Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater. At Central Square Theater, Cambridge. 866-811-4111, www.centralsquaretheater.org

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