Just in time for Halloween, local improv superstar Troy Mink
remounts his one-man Southern Gothic ghost story
. Last week, Stranger
writer Lindy West praised the show as "a rarity in fringe theater: Subtle, substantial, and unpretentious
, it's just a good story told by a great performer [who] animates a whole town's worth of flawlessly nuanced loonies." (Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, www.brownpapertickets.com. Thurs–Sat at 8 pm, $13, through Oct 30.