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Failure: A Love Story 

When: Aug. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 7, 3 p.m. 2016
Price: $7-$10



At first, sisters Gertrude, Nelly, and Jenny June Fail live quite cozily above their deceased emigrant parents' clock shop in Chicago. The year is 1928, and the Great Depression is just around the corner. Not to worry, though: All three will die, in relatively short order, before it arrives. If that doesn't sound like the stuff of comedy, you shouldn't underestimate playwright Philip Dawkins, whose The Homosexuals played Manbites Dog Theater in 2013. He's crafted a surprisingly upbeat, existential meditation on human relationships and temporality, set to songs from the 1920s and original music. One Song Productions, an independent troupe of talented high-school students, closes its fifteenth year with this toe-tapping tutorial for a happy death. —Byron Woods

7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat./3 p.m. Sun., $7–$10,

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