Actor's Theatre of Charlotte's latest production, Yankee Tavern, is a teasing mystery that will have your pulse racing -- and that's without alcohol in your system. The play centers around a young couple who work as proprietors at the Yankee Hotel; they face some serious scrutiny when a series of events begin to unravel, ultimately suggesting conspiracy theories in key events in American history. When a stranger pops into the picture, more doubts arise. To trust a stranger or not to trust a stranger ... that is the question. $10-$29. Nov.21, 8 p.m.; Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 27-28, 8 p.m.; Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4-5, 8 p.m. Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. 704-342-2251. www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.