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The Cabinet, Redmoon Theatre, through March 14. Remount of 2005 hit 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

11:11, The New Colony at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, through March 13. Evan Linder and Tara Sissom could have just mocked their twentysomething Christian camp counselors in their new play. Instead they bring up serious questions and faith even with the drug-induced trip in the center of this comic drama. SCM

Killer Joe, American Theater Company, through April 11. There's not many escape routes for the trailer-dwelling clan in this 1993 play by Pulitzer-winning Tracy Letts, nor for an audience in a storefront not much bigger, so sit back and enjoy the acerbic commentary on grassroots entrepreneurship gone grimly and perversely wrong. MSB

Kink, Annoyance Theatre, through March 6. Director Rebecca Sohn oversees just another day in suburban paradise with Mom as the closet dominatrix and Dad as the closet cross-dresser. Meanwhile, the kids are getting ready for that freakiest event of all, high school homecoming. CS

—By Abarbanel, Barnidge,

Morgan and Sullivan


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