Great Works of Fiction | Public House Theatre | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Great Works of Fiction New Review (Theater and Comedy) Image

When: Saturdays. Continues through April 21 2017

HipFlask Productions' debut show is a collection of sketches based on the books of Horace Delancey III, self-described as “perhaps the world’s most eclectic writer.” What follows is a series of riffs on Clue, House of Cards, Hamilton, and a half dozen other cultural touchstones. A babysitting scene that's part Get Out, part Exorcist comes closest to hitting the mark but never quite fulfills its premise enough to make you forget its sources. If the notion of a sequel to Moby-Dick called Maybe Dick makes you laugh, then this is the show for you. But most of the bits jump off from plays, movies, and TV shows, which undercuts the entire premise of a show based on the work of a writer. —Dmitry Samaro

Price: $15

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