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Halloween is still six months away, but if you need a little light-as-a-feather-stiff-as-a-board action to tide you over, look no further than 2xPoe. The sixth in Fraudulent Productions’ series “The History of Paratheatre,” which presents “little-known styles and neglected genres of dramatic expression,” 2xPoe will give fans of Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Grand Guignol something to salivate over. First up is The Case of M. Valdemar, a dialectic vignette of a Faustian hypnotist and her Jean Valjean-esque subject: You are getting very sleepy. If Valdemar is the appetizer, The System of Dr. Tarr is the steak tartare. Director Dania A. Palanker’s Dr. Tarr is a Victorian One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on a dark and stormy night and further evidence that FraudProd has the market cornered on male actors with shoulder-length hair. And Dr. Tarr’s Rachel E. Reed, Michole Biancosino, Sharon Neubauer, and Carolyn Crouch are so exquisitely and unselfconsciously ’round-the-bend, it’s impossible not to savor the beauty of their highbrow camp. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday to April 24 at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $10-15. (202) 462-7833. (Amanda Fazzone)