March 26 at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m.—Sty of the Blind Pig  The Sty of the Blind Pig, ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Phillip Hayes Dean’s play was apparently electrifying in its 1971 New York premiere at the Negro Ensemble Company: it won a Drama Desk Award and a Dramatists Guild Hull-Warner Award. Back in the day, “blind pig” meant a whorehouse. Set in Chicago in 1955, the story takes the audience to the intersection of sexual and religious ecstasy. Alberta, a lonely unmarried woman in her 30s, lives in a soon-to-be-condemned apartment with her pious, overbearing mother, Weedy. Alberta has a gift for delivering ecstatic eulogies at funerals. Weedy’s numbers-playing brother, Uncle Doc, frequently drops by to have a taste of whiskey and take Alberta’s side in the mother-daughter power struggles. One day a blind musician arrives on their doorstep, offering a song in exchange for supper. Alberta accommodates him–again and again. The emotional highlight of the evening comes when Alberta delivers a eulogy in full Pentecostal rapture. In her fevered despair, the words “Take me, Jesus!” are a plea to be transported from this life, which offers only hardship.