1. Polaroids: Mapplethorpe
Early shots from the king of culture-war controversy. At the Block

2. Monsters and Prodigies
On castrati and the women who loved them. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes at the MCA

3. The Rite of Spring
Not as shocking as it was in 1913, but virgin sacrifice isn’t kid stuff. Joffrey at Auditorium Theatre

4. Strange Interlude
Some five hours of steamy Neo-Futurist sex onstage. At the Goodman

5. S-E-X-Oh! Giant photos of the cast naked—and that’s just the set. Teatro Luna at 16th Street Theater