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Whales & Souls New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 31 2018

Based on its promotional materials, this "sensual fable for adults" centered on lesbian romance—by a company named Sexy Dirt Productions—sounds like some sort of abstract burlesque storytelling session. In reality, it's closer to a Lorax-style ecology metaphor, only with a guy writhing around and simulating female masturbation.The ghoulish decadent narrator Randy (Chris Roe), a park tour guide, tells the campfire story of a ghost town's ruination involving a clockmaker, capitalism, a lake monster, and horny witches. The trouble is, it's difficult to imagine an audience both young enough to not wince at the cartoonish storybook aesthetic of Andrew Kramer's piece and old enough to handle the sexually explicit material. For what it's worth, Roe certainly goes for it in his depictions of seven characters, though I'm still scratching my head about what "it" is. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20


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