"The Lying Kind" by Anthony Nielson, at THEATREWORKS in Colorado Springs, Colo. through Dec. 21. Pictured: Sammie Joe Kinnett and Steven Cole Hughes.

Onstage This Week: Dec. 15-22

Alongside Scrooge and the Cratchits you’ll find Crumpet, Ralphie and George Bailey, as well as some fun alternative-holiday offerings and some intriguing counter-programming.