by David Ives is a tasty, tarty update on Moliére’s The Misanthrope presented at Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. April 10 – May 9 by Theatre Vertigo. Set in 1666, the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is Célimène’s, a beautiful young widow known so well for her satiric tongue she’s being sued for it. Amid a glittering world of gossip, glamour and scandal, a gaggle of misbehaving characters chatter away in this satire filled with contemporary, rhyming couplets. Presented Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sunday afternoons 2 pm. www.theatrevertigo.org/503.306.0870.