8pm Th-Sat (and 8pm Tu, Halloween). Through 10/31; $20; Ooley Theatre, 2007 28th Street; (916) 214-6255;

Rated 4.0

Bethany Hidden and Paj Crank co-star in this stark and brutal drama about a psychiatrist vs. a monstrous individual in a cat-and-mouse game that illustrates the power to manipulate through society’s frequent desire to believe a good lie.