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Christmas in Chicago The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Dec. 12-18 2011

Several sketches in the Fine Print Theatre Company's yuletide year-in-review revue do an excellent job of capturing the zeitgeist. We see Occupy Wall Street protesters, an Iraq war vet, a Lincoln Park Trixie impatient for Obama to fix the world already, and a Christmas party full of venal one percenters toasting the end of yet another profitable year ("Look at me, I'm drunk on loan defaults and Christian tradition!"). But there are just as many misses in David Himmel and Patrick Kenney's script—including a sour-tasting bit about an Orthodox Jew who opens a Christmas emporium because "that's where the money is." The four-person cast is likable and polished but could stand to take their perkiness down a notch. —Zac Thompson

Price: $20


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