A Balm in Gilead

Rated 4.0

Oddly compelling play set in a sleazy bar in New York, populated by drug addicts and dealers, prostitutes (male and female), lesbians, transvestites, and thieves. Overlapping dialog makes it difficult to get into, but the electricity makes it worth the work. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm. Through 4/7; $15-$20; Wilkerson Theater, 1723 25th Street; (916) 491-0940. B.S.