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In this Rooms Productions show, writer-performer Todd Frugia plays all four football coaches from his high school days in the tiny town of Winnie, Texas. Presumably these are ace impressions, and Frugia juggles accents capably and emcees gentle audience-participation bits with charm and poise. Director Marrakesh (who founded the company with Frugia) also performs, contributing some droll football-drill pantomime in helmet and full uniform. The show's good-sport mockery is humorous on its face, but you can't help thinking that, like a lot of other comedy based on personal reminiscence, you really had to be there. Through 7/29: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Apollo Theater, studio, 2540 N. Lincoln, 773-935-6100, $12-$15.


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