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Hotel Aphrodite Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 20 2014

Dildos! That's what's at the heart of Angelina Martinez's upstairs-downstairs farce set at a sex resort: dildos line walls, fly out of doors, and jiggle in front of just about every punch line. As an earth-mom therapist races to clean up her business in preparation for a visit from its new ultraconservative owners, the plot is essentially La Cage aux Folles. But no matter—it's all a loose framing device for Matt Engle's Factory Theater ensemble to ham it up with high jinks, like coming up with more comedically niche fetish rooms for this never-ending Willy Wonka Fuck Factory. Ninety minutes of such manic silliness is a bit much; still, the subversively witty cast mines some new gems out of cliches. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20

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