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When: Thursdays. Continues through April 28 2016

The title characters of this clunky comedy by Felicia Basanavicious (who also directs) are a lesbian couple trying to have a baby via artificial insemination. Obstacles include meddlesome relatives, commitment jitters, and the conservative atmosphere of the small Missouri town where the women live. For some reason, Basanavicious also throws in a philosophically minded party animal and his uptight roommate; their odd-couple routine generates few laughs and lacks any significant link to the main plot. In Reutan Collective’s production, Emilie Modaff’s Jensen and Sarah Nutt’s Wit have an easy chemistry with one another, but the effect is undermined by contrived situations and cliched supporting characters. The exception is Wit’s tough-talking, nine-months-pregnant sister, Heather, played with comic ferocity by standout Bethany Elfrink. —Zac Thompson

Price: $10

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