Carolina Actors Studio Theatre kicks off the comedy Savage In Limbo by playwright John Patrick (think: Moonstruck) today. Here's the deal on the production: When a group of regulars meet in a bar they take refuge from their problems in the ears of each other, reciting dilemmas such as life as a virgin, love problems and failure in life (as a nun, etc.). The production sounds like a good way to boost self-esteem and get a few chuckles in as you laugh at others (it's a play remember? Not real ... just realistic) misfortunes. $18-$22. Dec. 11, 13, 18, 20, 8 p.m.; Dec. 12, 19, 10 p.m.; Jan. 2, 10 p.m.; Jan. 3, 8 p.m. Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, 1118 Clement Ave. 704-455-8542. www.nccast.com.