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THEATER | "Big Pants & Botox" 

As a 30-year-old woman, I've grown frustrated with much of the frivolousness and vapidity of the "girl culture" that's been slung at us since birth, but with growing evidence of my aging (the stray grays, the laugh lines), I also feel sensitive to the weird pressures that the onset of maturity place on a lady. The insecurity stuff is real and it's strange to navigate, but life is also far too short to spend too much time and resources worrying about it. So let's laugh, instead.

Geva Theatre's summer season kicks off this week with "Big Pants & Botox," the new show from Louise Roche, the creator of "Girls Night: the Musical" and "Girl Talk." The story follows Barbara, who has just survived a significant birthday, and enters her fifth decade on an emotional roller coaster with a body that won't quite cooperate like it used to. Critics have found the show to be highly relatable and warn that it should not be watched with a full bladder.

The production begins its run Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m., and continues through June 29 with show times Mondays-Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 & 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $38. For more information, call 232-4382 or visit gevatheatre.org.

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