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Second City's Girls' Night Out: Touched Up



Not since Sex and the City have four women exposed womanly secrets to such hilarious effect. This foursome (plus one guy) puts a fresh spin on worn subjects like marriage counseling and psychic friends, offers audience participation that actually looks like fun, and delivers huge payoffs on short blackout skits and original songs ("I'm Socially Awkward," "Barack Obama, I Wanna Thank Your Mama"). All the women are outstanding, but Timothy Edward Mason deserves a Good Sport Award for portraying goofy male stereotypes with such eye-twinkling relish. Everything you expect from a Second City revue (smart substance, tight ensemble work) is here in abundance, making for a stellar night out--one that boys might like too. --Kim Wilson Buck

a Through 9/1: Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 7 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 Campbell, Arlington Heights, 847-577-2121, $25.

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