The cast of Looking for Love are supposed to fall in love and live happily ever after. But reality TV dramas are often short on reality and long on drama, and all bets are off once the cameras go dark. Lia Romeo's dark comedy Reality deals with the scandalous behind-the-scenes happenings of characters cast in a romance-focused reality show. HotCity Theatre presents Reality, which was the winning entrant in HotCity's Greenhouse New Play Festival, as an antidote to all that holiday season niceness.
8 p.m. Thu. & Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 7 p.m. Sun. (Dec. 5-20; no matinee on Sat., Dec. 6). Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; 314-289-4063 or www.hotcitytheatre.org). $15-$25.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 3 & 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 20, 3 & 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 14, 2014