Atwater: Fixin’ to Die

Rated 4.0

Eric Baldwin delivers a disturbingly honest portrayal as Harvey LeRoy “Lee” Atwater, the Machiavelli of 1980s politics, a man who could put Karl Rove to shame. The one-man show chronicles Atwater’s ascension through the GOP ranks by mastering dirty campaign tactics. It takes terminal brain cancer for this good ol’ boy to reveal his humanity. F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 11/8. $15-$20. California Stage, Three Penny Playhouse, 1725 25th St.; (916) 451-5822;