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It's 1517, and a troubled student named Hamlet becomes enthralled with two philosophically opposed professors at Wittenberg University: Dr. Faustus, who instructs his students to question everything, and religious reformer Martin Luther, who believes the answer to everything is God. And then there's talk about one Nicolaus Copernicus of Krakow, whose ideas may upend man's conception of his place in the universe. Plus tennis. That's a tremendous amount of weight for any play to carry, but Henley Street Theatre and director Paul Nicholas are up to the task in Wittenberg. Managing director Jacqueline O'Connor says of the David Davalos script, "It's beautifully written, funny and fast-paced and poignant." March 28 to April 19 at Richmond Triangle Players. $17 to $32. 340-0115 or henleystreettheatre.org .