Darkness at the edge
Each year, the actors in Capital Stage’s apprentice program stage a play. This time out the group is working with playwright Steve Yockey, whose excellent Blackberry Winter is also currently playing at the theater company. This year’s show is Subculture, a series of unsettling little plays that range from darkly humorous to disturbing as hell. These broken characters (including druggies and those with homicidal tendencies) aren’t on the fringe of culture but rather exist way beneath so-called polite society. Free, with donations encouraged; 9:45 p.m. Saturday at Capital Stage, 2215 J Street; (916) 995-5464; http://capstage.org.