Rated 5.0

Love, desire, sex and power: It’s all messy, and it’s all on display in Closer, an intimate examination of four people in London that manages to be both outrageously funny and incredibly horrifying. Michael Claudio (Dan) and Brian Harrower (Larry) turn their relationships with the women in their lives into a masculinity-measuring pissing contest. Intense and explicit; for adults only. F, Sa 8pm, Su 2:30pm. Through 9/12. $12-$15. Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 960-3036;