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Bruiser: Tales From a Traumatized Tomboy The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays. Continues through May 26 2011

The entries in Kelsey Huff's catalog of childhood embarrassments are familiar. There's a couples' skate at the roller rink, a mom obsessed with kitschy collectibles, a disconcertingly mature new rival in the girl-scout troop. But Huff animates her 60-minute solo show with an elastic face and a striking gaze, the irises of her aquamarine eyes popping from the whites like double exclamation points. With her wicked sense of timing and knack for surprise, Huff outmatches her material. The theater of childhood mortification seems like a cop-out for this talented comic. She could be doing riskier work than this. --Keith Griffith

Price: $12

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