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In Paul Rudnick's playful take on the Old Testament, God creates Adam and Steve--and a pair of lesbians named Jane and Mabel to boot. The first act follows these four through queer reimaginings of biblical incidents: the Fall, the Flood, Egyptian enslavement. In the second, set in the present, the two couples reevaluate their faith as it relates to contemporary issues like same-sex marriage and AIDS. Some of the Bible's comic potential gets lost in the script's Hollywood-esque combination of cheek and sappiness, and Eudaimonia Professional Theater makes matters worse by flubbing the timing: the play's many blackouts and scene transitions are clumsy, and the actors, though earnest, can't sell the jokes or the sentiment. --Zac Thompson a Through 6/23: Fri-Sat 11 PM, Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, 773-387-9237, $20.

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