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Kim Boler

Courtesy Factory Theater

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 26 2017
Price: $25, $18 students and seniors
In 2077, a virus that makes men sterile has flipped the social order, making the male population superfluous and placing all civil and domestic authority in women’s hands. I counted fully ten fights in this angry, juvenile play by Scott OKen, which pits a brutal police force made up mostly of women against a platoon of lady outlaws in war paint, headed up by the sadistic Erica Burdon (Kim Boler). The many slow and repetitive melees that ensue make this an extremely predictable live-action beat 'em up. The final showdown between Burdon and Barb Davies (Jennifer Betancourt), a second-generation cop with a chip on her shoulder, has two fights' worth of exposition and feels like what’s called a boss battle. Jill Oliver directs her first full production. —Max Maller



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