Great theater events in Boston this week

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Boston this week, with dramas about schizophrenia, mass shootings and more.

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Join or Die Productions presents 'RICHARD'

Join or Die Productions is a new Boston theater company. Its debut performance will be this new "pop-punk musical" about California serial killer Richard Chase, whose schizophrenia apparently led him to drink the blood of his victims. Entry is free.

When: Friday, April 19, 8–9:30 p.m.
Where: Eben Jordan Hall, 255 St. Botolph St.
Price: Free
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'Trigger Warning'

Tickets are half off for this performance from Zeitgeist Stage Company. The drama explores the causes and impact of mass shootings from the unusual point of view of the perpetrator's family, which struggles to come to terms with what happened and how to face an angry community.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for the Arts – Plaza Black Box, 539 Tremont St.
Price: $15
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'Caroline, or Change'

Next, Saturday offers a preview performance of "Caroline, or Change," the Olivier Award-winning musical about race, class and human connection in Louisiana in the 1960s. These tickets are also half off.

When: Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.
Price: $22.50–$30
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'Dead House'

Finally, the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre joined forces to create this play about tragedy in a small town and how one newcomer altered the community's reaction to it. This is another half-price opportunity.

When: Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.
Where: Boston Playwrights' Theatre – Odyssey Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave.
Price: $17.50
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