When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 20 2016
Jan and her husband Greg want to have a restful stay at an old farmhouse, but the owner has a fondness for dark and scary ghost stories. This is bad for Jan, who is trying to recover after her recent mental breakdown. The stories are bad enough, but now she's hearing unsettling sounds at night and seeing things she's not sure are real. Is she slipping back into madness, or is someone working very hard to push her back over the edge? Peter Colley's play I'll Be Back Before Midnight is an eerie descent into the shadowy world of mind games and insanity. Stray Dog Theatre presents the thriller at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (February 4 through 20) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; 3314-865-1995 or www.straydogtheatre.org). Tickets are $20 to $25.