Burf of a Nation | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Burf of a Nation The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 19 2017

The socially acceptable window for "covfefe" jokes was about five hours, the ballpark time it took the world to be reassured that the president wasn't starting World War III but instead, as suspected, dementedly farting out half-baked tweets of rage against the TV. Carla Stillwell (who also directs) and Leonard House peg this sitcom-style satire to the May social media incident (good God, that was only May?), then go on to detail the creation of a black-governed micronation at odds with Trump's America. It's half-baked, but this MPAACT production gets at the heart of what made the 2016 election an at once surreal and painfully unsurprising experience for people of color, and it cushions the blows with broad physical gags and sporadically punchy one-liners. —Dan Jakes

Price: $34-$38, $31 seniors, $28 students

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