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Charlotte Interviews Narcissists The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Sundays. Continues through Feb. 25 2018

Given that they're playing some of the most caricatured public figures alive—Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby—it's unclear why no one in Charlotte Hamilton's Rhinofest piece attempts any verbal impressions. At least in the case of Cosby, who is played by a white woman (gulp), the expressionless line-readings are probably for the better. Many playwrights have worked out arguments with themselves onstage, but Hamilton does so literally here, playing herself in talk-show-style exchanges and putting her own perceived narcissistic tendencies as an artist against those of celebrities, moguls, and figures from her past. The social commentary doesn't really penetrate far past surface-level: Kardashians like selfies, Trump says "winning" a lot, Travis Kalanick is a human train wreck. —Dan Jakes

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

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