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When: Mondays. Continues through Feb. 19 2018

Jiana Estes and Alex Hovi of the Hot Kitchen Collective create a sloppy but heartfelt rumination on what, if anything, it means to be a boy in 2018. Estes and Hovi dump bottle caps, water, beer, ketchup, and fast food on the floor until the entire stage is a mess. They mess with each other in playful and menacing ways. Scene changes are indicated when one or the other says, “I’m gonna take out the trash," while leaving everything just as it is. But behind the slapstick and splatter, the pair explore aspects of gender, intimacy, self-worth, and friendship. They may be too young and brash to know answers to the questions they raise, but they’re way smarter than their dumb jokes make them out to be. Part of the Rhinoceros Theater Festival. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $15 or pay what you can, $12 in advance

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