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Black Pearl Sings, Northlight Theatre, through Feb. 19. The amazing musical leading ladies of E. Faye Butler and Susie McMonagle make this two-hander by Frank Higgins about a Depression-era ethnomusicologist and an imprisoned woman very worthwhile. SCM
The Caretaker, Writers' Theatre, through March 25. You simply won't find a better staging of Harold Pinter's quintessential 1960 Comedy of Menace, set in a tough London 'hood where an old bum nearly comes between two vastly dissimilar brothers. Beautiful acting and direction. JA
Don't Act Like a Girl, Annoyance Theatre, through Feb. 12. Wes Perry's one-man and a band memoir of growing up gay and heavily medicated on prescription drugs is an eminently enjoyable journey of great comic timing and reflection. SCM
Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, Lookingglass Theatre at the Water Works, through Feb. 19. A dream-team squad of masculine brain and muscle deliver the kind of ensemble performance that made Chicago famous in Ed Schmidt's speculative drama of the landmark moment in American history that almost didn't happen. MSB
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