THE STORYTELLING ABILITY OF A BOY doesn't exactly have a graceful title, but Aurora Theatre's production sounds quite intriguing. An idealistic young English teacher (the reliably luminous Suehyla El-Attar) tries to cultivate the talent of one of her unmotivated students (Nick Arapoglou) and becomes part of a romantic triangle with him and his best friend, a goth girl (Bethany Anne Lind, who played the original role in the play's world premiere). Arapoglou is becoming the area's go-to actor to play quirky, prodigious young men – previous productions include Speech & Debate and End Times – while Aurora's GGC Lab Series of new, edgy plays deserves support. Through May 2. $12-$15. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. www.auroratheatre.com.