Joseph Lark-Riley's life-size re-creation of a subway car dominates the tiny Factory Theater space, pushing the audience into two cramped rows around the edges. It also sets a perfect mood for Manny Tamayo's claustrophobic drama about a group of passengers trapped on a stopped train and terrorized by a pair of sadistic hoods. To tell the truth, though, Tamayo's storytelling is so finely wrought we would have been drawn into it even if the play had been performed, Second City style, on an empty stage with cane chairs. Matt Engle's casting and direction are pitch-perfect, and his ensemble ably brings Tamayo's characters to life; Mandy Walsh is particularly fine as a fed-up wife with a spineless husband. —Jack Helbig $20
Monthly Second Saturday show featuring open studios, poetry readings, and live music. Reception Sat 3/9, 5-10 PM.
Burlesque, vaudeville, shtick, and other types of performance, hosted by Silent Theatre. $10
An LGBTQ reimagining of Shakespeare's classic romance. $20
This 60s pop-rock revue began with a casual ten-minute game of bingo that nobody managed to win, not that anyone seemed to care—prizes were given out to any go-go-getter who would claim them. Then emcee Andy Somma announced what appeared to be the premise of the evening's performance: "If you think about it, the next few years are just going to be the 50th anniversary of what happened in the 60s." The Revelettes took the stage in white pleather boots, first for a dance tribute to the late Annette Funicello, then to perform kitschy cult classics like "Do the Trog" and "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes." The Reveltones covered some retro chart toppers as well, proving their groovy panache with renditions of "Goldfinger" and "Song of a Preacher Man." Nothing special, all in all, but at least I went home with a consolation prize. —Hannah Gold $15