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It's a Fabulous Life!


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A playwright gets fed up with his mother's homophobia and drama queens sniping at each other backstage. In despair, he wishes he'd never been born gay--and suddenly, a la It's a Wonderful Life, an angel appears to grant his wish and show him the good he's done as a gay man. David Sexton's musical (Albert Evans collaborated on the songs) starts off as just another cute gay show, bloated with stereotypes in the first act. But the second is unexpectedly powerful and nuanced, looking deeply into the consequences of the way we choose to live. Through 12/31: Wed-Thu 8 PM, Fri 9:15 PM, Sat 6 PM, Sun 3 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-883-1090, $25-30.

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