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In a nod to the disposable nature of the show, and as a wonderful reminder of Factory Theater's ability to make ten dollars look like a million bucks, Nick Digilio's cast peels the scenery off the walls in between Laura McKenzie's and Mark Sam Rosenthal's one-acts in this evening of three. The production has nowhere to go but down after the opening play, a delirious snapshot of redneck speed freaks trapped in a trailer during a hurricane. The one-act that falls in the middle--about a group of homeward-bound homos--is easily the most lusterless thing to roll across the Factory's stage in the last decade. In an aberration from the company's unique vision and aesthetic, imagination takes a short nap here. But Digilio and his cast find their footing again in the last play, a campy rock musical set in a women's prison. Through 12/19: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM. Prop Thtr, 3502-4 N. Elston, 312-409-3247. $18.

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