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UU7: A Magician Never Tells His Tricks

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A spotty script undermines a clever concept in this raunchy James Bond spoof by the Harvey Finklestein Institute LLC. Living "puppets" (actors in goofy animal costumes) mime the sometimes sexually explicit action while other performers voice the dialogue. Secret agent Double-U-Seven is a bear whose catchphrase--"Do I shit in the woods?"--pretty much sums up this late-night show's level of wit. Videos play on an upstage screen while a live rock band, Jupiter, pays tribute to classic Bond sound tracks. The theater's air-conditioned, and you can bring drinks from the bar to your seats, but Austin Powers has nothing to fear. Through 7/21: Fri 10:30 PM, Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-472-3492, $15.

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