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Justin D.M. Palmer's "site-specific" comedy, set in a genuine Wrigleyville apartment, runs a young couple through a 14-date steeplechase, each scene unfolding as though they'd just met. This threatens to land somewhere between Groundhog Day and 50 First Dates, but fortunately it's more reminiscent of an old Kids in the Hall routine. The fresh-faced Cliff Chamberlain and Chelsea Cutler rocket through the dizzying variations on a theme--internal monologue, six-string serenade, Spanish-language version--hitting every comedic button with sure-handed nonchalance, and Palmer has a nice turn near the end as the dreaded cock-blocking roommate. It's all ultralight, but the writing sparkles. And the free preshow beer and snacks are pure huckster genius. Through 7/30: Thu-Sat 9 PM. 3700 N. Fremont, 773-456-2329. $15 (includes pre- and postshow receptions).


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