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The Independent recommends: Theatre

DAVID FELDSHUH'S powerful Miss Evers' Boys (below) looks at the warped logic that allowed a group of black share-croppers in Alabama in the Thirties to become guinea-pigs in a US government "health" programme monitoring the effects of untreated syphilis. Moving between the 1972 deposition of Miss Evers, the black nurse whose good intentions paved the road to hell, and a chronological account of pointless suffering, this is not for the faint-hearted.

Barbican Centre, London EC2 (0171-638 8891) 7.45pm

Chicago's longest-running gay play, Party, receives its UK premiere tonight. David Dillon's comedy centres on friends gathering for a frolicsome version of Truth or Dare.

Arts Theatre, London WC2 (0171-836 2132) 8pm