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It's a good thing television actor Leslie Jordan can make even so-so material hilarious: his autobiographical show is very so-so. He talks a lot about his childhood in Tennessee; his extended adolescence in New York, LA, and points in between; his wild, promiscuous sex life; and his many drug and alcohol problems. The stories are often funny, but they lack focus and just don't build. Jordan skips around so much the piece doesn't have a chronological order either. At the end he tries to tie it all together with some "serious" talk about sobriety and spirituality, but the attempt feels forced and hollow. Through 8/21: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 2:30 PM. Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-883-1090. $40-$50.


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