Kenneth Lonergan helped to launch Mark Ruffalo’s career with his acclaimed 2000 film You Can Count On Me, but Lonergan’s long-awaited follow-up, Margaret, shot in 2005, became famously mired in postproduction litigation before being released last year. Still, it’s as a terrific playwright that Lonergan first made his mark, with a string of hit plays. On May 15, at New York’s Signature Theatre, Lonergan returns with ­Medieval Play, about two mercenary knights, which just may or may not prove to be an allegory of his extended jousting with Hollywood producers (through June 24).

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