Wed 7pm, Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm; Through 2/23; $27-$44; Capital Stage, 2215 J St.; (916) 995-5464;
Rated 4.0

When a tough-talking, wise-assing goat bounds onstage at the start of Capital Stage’s Alabaster, it’s a clear sign that a quirky play lies ahead. But the story is also deeply moving and raw, with a four-member cast that slowly reels us into this unexpectedly sensitive and captivating story. P.R.