When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29 2015
The Snelgraves have just about run out the clock on their enforced quarantine. It is 1665 and plague ravages London outside their doors, but in a few hours they will be able to flee to the relative safety of their country manor. But the family's quarantine is sure to restart when the guard watching the house discovers that a sailor and a young girl have broken into the home seeking sanctuary. In a lonely house in a city gripped by fear and imminent, grisly death, these four people must confront their own mortality, their imbalances in social standing and the ever-present truth that their bodies will betray them. Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble continues its season with Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (August 19 to 29) at the Chapel (6238 Alexander Drive; 314-827-5760 or www.slightlyoff.org). Tickets are $15 to $20.