PLAYING GAMES | Next week, the area’s theater companies wake from their holiday naps — Mad Horse opens VIGILS, a dark comedy about love and grief, at their theater at 24 Mosher St., South Portland, through February 2. Tickets run $15-20, though tonight’s show is pay-what-you-can. 207.730.2389. Blue starts up a new creative variation on open mic, as Heather Styka curates “TRUTH OR DARE” games with various songwriters. 9 pm at 650A Congress St. And the only LYLE LOVETT/JOHN HIATT show in the area not sold out (or costing $200) is tonight in Orono, as the raggedly distinguished duo play UMO’s Collins Center for the Arts at 7 pm. $73-98, 207.581.1755.