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When: March 2-30 2014

In the beginning, David Boyle was a four-year-old who really liked giving everybody the business—his mom, his dad, his perfectly despicable newborn sister, Santa Claus—in a charmingly smart-ass mischief-maker kind of way. By the end of his memoirish solo comedy, David Boyle is a late-20s gay man who really likes giving everybody the business—that guy at the bar, that other guy at the bar, that gay couple he knows, his married friend—in that fat drunken whore kind of way (his words, not mine). Turning tricks might be good enough for a quarter century, but the play's title is more than an unsolicited suggestion—Boyle is now after nobler pursuits. While I can't tell you what those might be, I did learn that life is a lot like a chicken farm: for a while you're too dirty and stupid to think about trying to fly, then one day you clean up and in a flash you're on the other side of the electrified fence with the foxes. Boyle's delivery is impeccable; just don't try to puzzle out the details. —Jena Cutie

Price: $20

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