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Cam Baby The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 4 2018

Jessica Moss's misanthropic one-act drama ventures where many in-yer-face plays have gone before: a pair of morally-bankrupt young men devises a scheme to sexually and financially exploit women who trust them. In this case, it's renting out spare rooms to female tenants on Airbnb, covertly recording their hookups, then publishing the footage on a subscriber-only fetish website. With so many heinous examples of similar behavior existing in the real world, it's unclear why Moss's story relies on unconvincing bids at moral ambiguity and false equivalency from its supporting characters to generate tension. Jesse Roth's production for Chimera Ensemble features vulnerable, naturalistic performances by Nora Hunt and Arif Yampolsky as a couple caught in the crosshairs, but the rest plays out as a cautionary tale with easy answers to easy questions. —Dan Jakes

Price: $22, $15 student, senior, industry



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