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BEST OPTICAL ILLUSION - OR WAS IT?

“The Full Monty”

Did they or didn’t they? That’s the question theater fans were asking themselves as they left Charlotte Players’ “The Full Monty.” The show tells the story of six unemployed blue-collar working class men who decide to become strippers to raise some much-needed cash. Their first plan is to model themselves after Chippendale dancers who prance around in G-strings. But then they decide to go for the “full monty” — and take it all off. During the final scene, the guys were down to their red hot G-strings. Before audience members had time to process what was happening, bright lights were in their eyes and the cast was twirling their G-strings above their heads. We’ll never tell whether the show-and-tell was a successful theatrical illusion — or the genuine full monty.

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