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An Evening With . . . Aaron Aaronson New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through June 27 2010

Open-faced and modest, Marc Frost is a hugely likable performer, and likability is prime currency in a one-person show. But he relies largely on unimaginative, repetitive gestures and an unvarying obsequiousness to put across the title character--a skittish, neurotic junior audit accountant and the only Jew at the firm of Christian & Christianson. If he's not straightening his tie or adjusting his Cubs yarmulke, Frost is engaged in idle stage business like arbitrarily dividing the audience into Jews and gentiles and having them clap along with simple rhythms. The 50-minute Theater Un-Speak-Able production offers only a few psychologically revealing moments, and without a clear dramatic arc the paranoid-delusional finale comes out of nowhere. --Justin Hayford

Price: $15


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