Holidaze (Step Up Productions). Third annual presentation of yule-themed short plays by local writers. Heartwarming and a little sad, just like an old-fashioned Christmas. Through December 20.
Incident at Vichy (Redtwist Theatre). Arthur Miller's tense one-act, set in occupied France during World War II. The uniformly excellent cast of Redtwist's sharp, claustrophobic revival communicate the terror of the situation as well as the continued relevance of Miller’s argument about our responsibilities to the oppressed. Through December 27.
Pocatello (Griffin Theatre Company). Samuel D. Hunter's compassionate, heartbreaking play about the waitstaff of what appears to be an Olive Garden in Idaho. Griffin's pitch-perfect staging captures the corporate blandness of the restaurant and the quiet desperation of the people who work there. Through December 13.
Spill (TimeLine Theatre Company). A documentary-theater piece chronicling the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. A powerful sense of outrage and sorrow animate TimeLine's detailed and gripping re-creation. Through December 19.