Connecticut Valley Poets’ Theatre presents Fast Five. How does one ‘stage’ a car race? Or a chase sprinting rooftop to rooftop in Rio? What happens when doughy action stars are recast as strong females? Fast Five satirizes the culture of machismo and speed . It features choreographed dance, music, and melodrama, rewriting and reframing the musclebound gear-head excess of Hollywood, while celebrating its adventurous spirit. Tickets $8 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets; $10 at the door.