Imagine opening your front door to find a baby just sitting there. Would you call 911 and ask the police to come retrieve it? Would you wander the neighborhood and ask people if they lost their kid? Or would you bring the baby into your home, look after it, and entertain it by performing Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety? Jerry, the drag queen at the center of Synetic Theater’s latest production, chooses the third option—and while performing for a lost baby doesn’t seem like the most legally advisable option, this is a work of fiction, so audience members would be advised to just go with it. Performing the entirety of Dickens’ classic by oneself is an enormous task, and Synetic company member Alex Mills is one of the few young actors in D.C. up to the challenge. The fate of the random baby, for now, remains unknown. The play runs May 13 to June 21 at Synetic Theater, 1800 South Bell St., Arlington. $10–$50. (703)824-8060. synetictheater.org.