During the Middle Ages a form of street theater was born in Spain known as “Teatro Breve” or “Brief Theatre.” It remained a popular till the early 1900s. Mark-Brian Sonna and his theater company, MBS productions, led the Renaissance of this art form.

“We selected 8 of these short plays from various centuries that have never been seen in this country and present them in one evening,” Sonna wrote. “Some are comedies, others are scary, and some are simply bizarre, but they all are highly entertaining. The one thing they have in common? They deal with death, dying and murder! All the plays are World Premieres, New Translations, or New Adaptations.”

DEETS: Stone Cottage Theatre, Addison Conference and Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. Tonight at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 3. $18–25. Purchase tickets here.