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North & Austin Recommended The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 17 2018

Clocking in at a little more than 30 minutes, plus one five-minute intermission, this compactly written, intensely acted one-person slice of life feels too short. We're barely introduced to our protagonist, a west-sider named Leila Coffee who's recently been bonded out of Cook County Jail and is trying to put her life back together, when the evening is done. Writer Christopher St. James packs a lot into one act: believable dialogue, compelling character development, and an engaging story that works on both a literal and a symbolic level. Keishana Miller’s performance as Coffee is flawless. Still, she, and St. James, leave us wanting more—way more. —Jack Helbig

Price: $10

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