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When: Wednesdays. Continues through Feb. 21 2018

Somewhere in the middle of Post-Meridian’s perplexing piece—part TED talk, part sketch comedy, mostly impish anti-theatrical insurrection—Victor Vivendi (Mario Guzman) dismisses ideas from cohost Ross Richardson (Patrick TJ Kelly) about transitioning from a man to a woman (or perhaps from a man to a man playing a woman). “There’s no science in that,” Vivendi insists. “I mean, maybe there’s science. . .” It’s a moment emblematic of this ingenious duo’s mastery of indeterminacy (Victor and Ross may be coworkers, lovers, or complete strangers), a skill that turns nearly every moment in this hour-long performance about gender, sexuality, and high-technology inscrutable, contradictory, and hilariously banal. Guzman and Kelly are tremendously subtle performers who delight in finding comedic dissonance in material that’s resonant yet seemingly meaningless. —Justin Hayford

Price: $15 or pay what you can, $12 in advance

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