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Review: In Kirsten Vangsness’ ‘Cleo, Theo & Wu,’ past and future speak to the present — but what are they saying?

The piece sets out to explore social and psychological factors that have limited women’s true potential through time immemorial. Vangsness has a highly idiosyncratic mind, so the results, presented at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, can be amusing. The writing, however, is scattered and formless to the point of incoherency, and the staging under Lisa Dring’s direction, while imaginative, doesn’t manage to give the material much momentum.