Rated 5.0

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a brilliant professor of English who struggles to understand the life and death process of ovarian cancer with the same intelligence and wit she has applied to studying the poetry of John Dunne is an outstanding piece of theater. Beth Edwards stars and Karen Bombardier directs. Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm; Through 2/9; $12-$22; Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.; (916) 960-3036, bigideatheatre.org.