Kim Popa & Lindsey Jones (Pones Inc.); Cincinnati
ComedySportz Arena: 721 Mass Ave.The action is centered around a kitchen table, where four performers stage musical-chairs style dance numbers, and send up domestic banality via the kind of verbal deconstruction that has characters saying "small talk" instead of making small talk and "insert witty joke here." Eventually the dancing stops for one male character who takes the
spotlight to tell us, in all seriousness, about his search for a soulmate. We effectively get cliches on both sides — a confluence of sex, food and domestic life that wants for more creative choreography; and "realistic" monologues that suffer because
they're performed by characters first presented as interchangeable.
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.
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