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On Clover Road, American Blues Theater at Stage 773, through March 16. The unplanned Steven Dietz festival continues with this twisted desert-cult psychological thriller featuring Philip E. Johnson in one of his rare creepy-villain roles ( Shakespeare doesn't count ) and you have one more weekend to catch it. MSB

Doubt: A Parable, Gift Theatre at the Steppenwolf 1700, through March 31. John Gawlik's direction ramps up the urgency in this examination of moral compasses led astray by moral certainty buttressed by casuistic power. MSB

Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Artistic Home, through March 31. Not a single punch actually lands in Rod Serling's tough-tender tragedy, but never has boxing been more brutal than in this production featuring Mark Pracht in a star-making performance as a down-on-his-luck prizefighter. MSB

—By Mary Shen Barnidge


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