Rated 4.0

The eponymous heroine of City Theatre’s production of Marisol—a hard-working, sensible Everywoman—is forced to take a ramble through a decomposing New York to the end of the world. Marisol, ably portrayed by Alondra Mendoza, wrestles with her own delusions of normalcy as the play becomes more surreal and bleak, with violence, death, destruction and despair all around. An open, flexible set with smoke lends all the mystery and dread one would expect, and a Greek chorus made up of homeless people is by turns threatening and comforting. Make no mistake: Marisol is a tragedy, but one we need to consider.
Art Court Theatre, Sacramento City College; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees on May 12, 17 and 19; $10-$15, 3835 Freeport Boulevard, (916) 558-2228, Through May 20.