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Busting Out! A Voluptuous Evening of Comedy 

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The four earnest one-acts in this heavy-handed Stockyards Theatre Project production all deal with women's body images. Two zaftig friends in Katie Carey Govier's The Real Life Adventures of Lizzy and Rilla, directed by Sara Keely McGuire, try to make each other feel better while eating fast food and shopping for clothes. Marki Shalloe's Barbie's Dream House, directed by Jocelyn Fultz, trots out well-worn arguments about how Barbie looks nothing like actual women. Shalloe's One Hand Clapping, directed by Cindy Savage, is a bit of a departure, informing us that masturbation is hard for men and women alike to give up. Only Kara Lashmet's *Results Not Typical--a one-woman show about her extraordinary weight loss, directed by Michael Govier--approaches warmth, though it's so gung ho it might be more at home at an inspirational rally. Through 6/1: Tue-Wed 7:30 PM. Stage Left Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield, 312-322-9647. $15.

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