Buyer & Cellar

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17 2016

The rich ain't like you and me — their incredible resources allow them to make their dreams a reality, no matter how ludicrous they might be. Barbra Streisand, for example, has created a faux shopping mall in the basement of her mansion to house her collections of vintage clothes, furniture, dolls and other indulgences. They're arranged in shops designed to mimic a turn-of-the-century Main Street shopping district. This is all true, by the way. Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar gussies up the absurd real-life situation by imagining that Babs has hired someone to create displays and maintain the stores — that's where Alex comes in. He's an out-of-work actor who gets to be Streisand's subterranean shop boy, and soon find himself engaging in improv with her. It's an odd show, but a funny one. Stray Dog Theatre presents Buyer & Cellar at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday (December 1 to 17) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; Tickets are $20 to $25.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$25