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The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of I.E. In Other Words, by Mark Greenfield. The production is directed by Kip Fagan and stars The Bats, the resident acting company of The Flea. I.E. In Other Words is the simple story of a young man who believes that if he takes a chance he will realize -- and achieve -- his big vague dreams. With thirty-three characters played by a cast of fourteen, I.E. invites audiences on a rollicking trip from the country roads and kitchens of Localtownsville to the avenues and cafes of the big Citycity. Using highly stylized language, this Boy Meets Girl/Horatio Alger tale-gone-wild pares down playwriting to its most elemental components. Whether skewering psychiatry, geriatric desire, or the fecklessness of a young man who trades his heart for "something better," I.E. maintains a sense of humor and pathos. There's adventure, love, songs, and lots of punch lines.

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