Lee Blessing's play Chesapeake tells the story of a Southern senator named Therm Pool and his dog. When Pooley condemns the National Endowment for the Arts, he becomes a target along with his Chesapeake bay retriever, Lucky, (who isn't so lucky after all). Make your way downtown to discover what happens in this unpredictable story of art, politics, revenge and man;s best friend. June 25-29. $15-$25. 8 PM. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. www.blumentalcenter.org.