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Adult Entertainment Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 19 2013

In Elaine May's 2002 satire, porn stars with a public-access sex show enlist the help of their cameraman, a Yale graduate, to write an art film that will help them escape the adult industry. But after getting a look at their new screenwriter's required reading—The Jew of Malta, Dylan Thomas, Our Town, even Susan Sontag—the actors become a little too thoughtful, putting their careers and lives in jeopardy. The punch line is that exposure to education and culture can have adverse effects. Under director Doug Alberts, the actors in this Bard and Fool production do right by the comedy, but a particularly glaring problem becomes clear during the musical numbers: they're awful singers. —Tal Rosenberg

Price: $12-$15

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