Gaslight (Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22, through July 8). Patrick Hamilton’s creepy play about a thoroughly nasty Victorian husband who tries to drive his terrified wife insane opened on Broadway in 1941, ran for 1,295 performances, and was then sold to Hollywood. Now the Irish Rep is putting on an impeccable revival of the original stage version, which turns out to be both hugely effective and a good deal tighter than George Cukor’s well-known film. No winks, no nudges, no cuteness–this Gaslight is played straight, and it works. If your spine needs a tingle, here’s the place to get it (TT).