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Fashion Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Fri., June 10, Thu., June 16, Sun., June 26, Sat., July 2 and Sat., July 9 2011

In this loose adaptation of Anna Cora Mowatt's 1845 play of the same name, playwright/director Coya Paz indulges in a favorite pastime of hipsters everywhere: making fun of other hipsters while assiduously avoiding the dreaded h-word itself. Her skewer--a braying obsession with authenticity--is sharp but brandished indiscriminately: wealthy social climbers are indistinguishable from dingy coffee-shop snobs. Dissolute, jealous socialite Alexa Tiffany drags the plot along like an entourage, but the real subject is Paz's cloying ridicule/celebration of empty consumerist culture. Oh, and the furniture on the set is for sale, if you're interested. --Keith Griffith

Price: $18-$25

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