Sometimes you just want a well-built play: no absurdist flavors, no fire-eating burlesque aerialists
, no crazy musical distractions. Lobby Hero
scratches the itch—there's a chipper, motor-mouthed security guard, romantically entangled cops
, a few life-and-death moral dilemmas, good actors, a smart director, and a playwright who understands language and people. (Bathhouse Theater, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 524-1300. 2 pm, $18. Through April 30.