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In a courtyard behind a modest house in a remote province of Argentina, three happy hookers plan a surprise for their madam, La Gringa: a trip to Venice to visit her long-lost love. But they soon discover that it’s not as easy as they thought—the plane fare will cost, by one gal’s calculation, “seven hundred clients.” Fortunately, in the world of Jorge Accáme’s comic fable Venecia, all things are possible with imagination. Sure, it helps that La Gringa is blind and has never been on an airplane before, but even so, to ask if it’s possible that she really believes she’s floating in a gondola is to miss the point. Teatro de la Luna’s production is colorful and energetic, Mario Marcel’s direction smart, and the performances exuberant. And the point, chicas, is that redemption and kindness are within all our means. Shows start at 3 and 8 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at Gunston Arts Center’s Theatre II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18–$25. (202) 882-6227. (Janet Hopf)