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Some Girl(s)


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Neil LaBute's stab at a sensitive exploration of relationships follows a writer about to be married around the country as he meets up with old girlfriends. Joe Jahraus's intensely intimate staging is solid, and Kristin Collins and Sarra Kaufman, as the writer's high school and college girlfriends respectively, movingly convey the desperation and anger seething beneath their polite smiles. The problem is Darrell W. Cox as the writer: he uncovers the character's childish self-involvement, but it's difficult to buy that anyone would fall for such a selfish shit in the first place. A "deleted scene" written by LaBute for the published version of the play, performed here, is like an outtake on a DVD: interesting but extraneous. --Zac Thompson a Through 10/28: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM, Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, $10-$25.

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