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Mascot/Dr. Huckleberry Persimmon Explains Very Little for You 

When: Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 12 2011
Price: $12 online, $15 or pay what you can at the door
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Kelvyn Hayes sparkles as a demon in Mark Chrisler's brief Dr. Huckleberry Persimmon Explains Very Little for You. A Bedazzled-esque riff on the Faust story, it serves as a curtain-raiser for Chris Bower’s Mascot, which is a terrific piece until it isn't. A monologue, Mascot gives us a football-obsessed father, prone to fits of rage and cruelty, whose wife has taken out a restraining order barring him from his son's games. Matt Test's performance lends charm and dignity to this nebbishy, repugnant man by highlighting his nerdy intelligence and quiet, rueful self-awareness. There are lots of effective moments and some inspired dark comedy, but the script has limited narrative momentum and a weak ending. The last 10 minutes go by slowly. --Dan Weissmann

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