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The Wolves The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 18 2018

They bust out onto the scene like champions, faster and larger than life, feet flying, balls in the air, to Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)." When the colored lights stop strobing and the cheers of the crowd die away, nine teenage girls in red uniforms stand on an Astroturf field in Middle America. They pass a disjointed conversation among themselves as they put themselves through a set routine of warm-ups and drills in unison, a single slap of the hand as it grabs the foot for a quad stretch: They discuss whether Khmer Rouge leaders should be jailed 40 years after the Cambodian genocide, where Cambodia is, whether they have been to Cambodia, how to pronounce "Khmer Rouge," whether the girl who is an Episcopalian is a bitch, whether it's OK to use the word "bitch," snake handling, and how to use a tampon. "We should definitely not, like, take our liberties for granted," says one of them, smart and stupid like every teenager everywhere. Continue reading >>

Price: $15-$52

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