Of the four short plays in this production, only Shawn Pfautsch’s Ichor is worth recommending. Directed by Nic Dimond and featuring Staci Stoltz and Mike Griggs, this funny, provocative piece about a robot experiencing existential angst explores scientific progress in terms of ego, memory, emotion, and family relationships. But an entertaining, intriguing 20 minutes can’t make up for the other disappointing works. Steve Simoncic’s Discovery Channel is a dull scene about a man considering calling off his wedding; Timothy McCain’s White/Blue is an overstated, drawn-out political piece; and Charles Berg’s An Elegy for Julian Grace, about immortality, criminality, and Hollywood culture, is odd and impenetrable. Through 11/5: Fri-Sat 8 PM. EP Theater, 1820 S. Halsted, 312-391-0027. $10-$12.