This is by no means a Pig Iron Theater production. Chimera — a multimedia, movement- and text-based take on dysfunctional mother-son relations and alien invasion — doesn’t hold quite the same Piggy level of absurdity at its center, but there is some Iron-rich blood. Chimera was created by Suli Holum (the company’s co-founder) and Deborah Stein (who wrote Pig Iron’s Live Arts hootenanny Welcome to Yuba City). Inspired by the real-life tale of a Midwestern mom who discovered she had two sets of DNA — medical chimerism, where two twins are absorbed into one body — the Holum/Stein production leans as heavily on the ancient tale from Homer’s Iliad as it does fantastic futurism.
Through Feb. 2, $30-$45, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., 215-898-3900, annenbergcenter.org.