Allegories for the Russian Revolution have seldom been more charming -- or more disturbing -- than in George Orwell's deceptively accessible Animal Farm. Jack in the Black Box brings the barnyard revolutionaries to life in Ian Woolridge's stage adaptation, opening Dec. 3. Any resemblance between the pigs and current world leaders is strictly coincidental. $12-$25. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Through Dec. 31 (except Dec. 24-25). Dad's Garage Top Shelf, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-432-9847. www.jackintheblackbox.org.