Oakland-based playwright Brandon Hughes brought his one-man show The Absent Father, the Wayward Son to Sacramento last fall for three productions and found such an enthusiastic crowd that he’s back for the whole month of February at the Guild Theater. Though not autobiographical, Hughes says, the 75-minute play does touch on his own multilayered feelings of being a son with an absentee father. Hughes plays the son, mother, father, preacher and poet. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Through 2/25; $25; Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street; brandonhughes.net.