Paper Crane Theatre offers gleeful mayhem in its 45-minute show, scheduled to appear at several pubs over the next month. The revue made its first stop at Wicker Park’s Rodan, where the playing area was so small–eight by ten feet, tops–patrons got splashed during the water-ballet number, when Lauren Brenner mixed martinis in an inflatable pool, then went for a swim. For sheer inventiveness you couldn’t beat Kate Mulligan’s reverse striptease–a sensual dance in which she dresses–or Laura Grey’s improvised serenades to audience members after gleaning a few details about them in brief interviews. There are also magic tricks, hand-jive juggling, hula hoop competitions, disco homages to Laugh-In, and even a straightforward song or two. This is madcap fun needing no alcohol boost. Thu 6/2, 10 PM. Nevin’s Live, 1450 Sherman, Evanston. Then Fri 6/3, 10 PM. Joy-Blue, 3998 N. Southport. Then Mon 6/6, midnight. Funky Buddha Lounge, 728 W. Grand. Then Wed 6/8, 10 PM. Aliveone, 2683 N. Halsted. Then Thu 6/16, 10 PM. Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont. Then Fri 6/17, 10 PM. Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln. Call 847-989-2575. $5-$10 “or requested donations will be posted at the door.”