Abigail's Party, A Red Orchid Theatre, through March 28. Shade Murray directs a Mike Leigh drama with a cast that includes Red Orchid ensemble members Kirsten Fitzgerald, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm and Danny McCarthy. 'Nuff said. Get tickets while you still can. CS
The Cabinet, Redmoon Theatre, through March 14. It's a remount of the 2005 hit, itself based on the 1919 expressionist silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Mesmerism, eroticism, somnambulism all are there in Redmoon's triumph of mixed puppetry, miniature theater and grotesque angles. JA
Distracted, American Theater Company, through Feb. 28. Director PJ Paparelli makes Lisa Loomer's comic drama about whether or not to medicate a 9-year-old into more of an indicting romp of the United States' media-saturated landscape. SCMRead more story below....
Harper Regan, Steep Theatre, through March 28. This U.S. premiere production of Simon Stephen's housewife-on-the-lam microsaga sold out its entire run a mere four days after it opened. Take advantage of this extension to see why. MSB