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When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through June 20 2015

Ithamar Enriquez's 50-minute, talk-free solo revue is touted as a throwback to the work of Charlie Chaplin. Well, it's a throwback, all right, but to another destination. Some bluish material aside, it recalls bits Red Skelton or Jackie Gleason might've done on their variety shows, circa 1962. Second City veteran Enriquez performs a series of amiable, old-fashioned skits in mime, featuring such familiar characters as a bumbling magician, a waltzing traffic cop, and an old man lost in reverie. He doesn't manage to make them new, but his skills and ingratiating, round-eyed presence are usually enough to put them over. And then, every so often, he comes up with something genuinely cool: an overly enthusiastic jazz lover, a hand ballet summarizing famous movies, a pas de deux with a walking stick. He also does an excellent octopus. —Tony Adler

Price: $20

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