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Director Matthew Singletary misses the boat, narrowly, in telling Diana Son's story of two women whose friendship deepens into romantic attraction, prompting a kiss that leads to a gay bashing. The crux isn't the kiss or even the attack but the women's response to them, revealed between the lines. Thanks largely to the script's easy banter (Son's chops as a Law & Order writer are apparent), it's easy to relate to Jennifer Tullock and Kay Capasso as the two women. But their nonverbal interactions are either too blatant or nonexistent. This problem and smaller missteps--a flawless-looking coma victim who's supposedly suffered facial damage, a detective browbeating a witness over irrelevant details--indicate the production's missed opportunities. --Kim Wilson Buck a Through 3/3: Fri-Sat 8:30 PM, Sun 3:30 PM, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, $12-$15.


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