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Live Bait Theater presents its ninth annual showcase of one-person performances. The event features work by an array of well-known fringe artists--among them David Kodeski, Stephanie Shaw, Susan Karp, and Edward Thomas-Herrera--as well as a crop of emerging talents, including real-life police officers involved in Live Bait's Police-Teen Link program.

The Fillet of Solo Festival runs through August 14. All shows take place in the Bucket space of Live Bait Theater, 3914 N. Clark. Tickets are $10 per show; previews are "pay what you can." (The show on Thursday, August 5, is also deemed a preview.) Tickets can be purchased by phone at 773-871-1212 or online at www.ticketweb.com. For more information, check www.livebaittheater.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

Fun While It Lasted

Edward Thomas-Herrera recounts a trip to Texas for "seven days of homophobia, hysteria, and bereavement through alcoholic beverages" following the death of a parent. Stephanie Shaw directs the show, Thomas-Herrera's first solo outing since his 1998 Cocktail Confidential. 7:30 PM (preview; "pay what you can").

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

Fun While It Lasted

See listing for Thursday, August 5. 7:30 PM (opening).

Solo Sampler

See Critic's Choice. Tonight's bill features Robin Cline, Mary Fons, Cavan Hallman, James Schneider, and Dan Telfer. 9 PM.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

Fun While It Lasted

See listing for Thursday, August 5. 7:30 PM.

Solo Sampler

See Critic's Choice. Tonight's bill features Robin Cline, Mary Fons, Cavan Hallman, James Schneider, and Dan Telfer. 9 PM.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

Solo Sampler

See Critic's Choice. Tonight's bill features Mary Fons, Cavan Hallman, Susan Karp, Stephanie Shaw, and Dan Telfer. 7:30 PM.

Fun While It Lasted

See listing for Thursday, August 5. 9 PM.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

Chasing the Radio

Chicago cops take the stage with an evening of "true crime tales." The monologues, directed by Richard Cotovsky, were developed as part of Live Bait's Police-Teen Link workshops, which employ improv exercises and theater games as a vehicle for communication between city teenagers and police officers. 7:30 PM.

Fun While It Lasted

See listing for Thursday, August 5. 9 PM.

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