Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park! | The Revival | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 24 2018

The sketches in this once-a-week revue, directed by Jonald Jude Reyes, flip some choice scenes from Hyde Park life on their heads to middling comedic effect. The venue is next to the Woodlawn Tap (Jimmy's), which explains the pandering to a nearby audience of PhD candidates that was the evening's first bit, a musical rendition of a graduate student union rally. The fact that there is an audience of disgruntled graduate students big enough to pander to in this neighborhood is a deeper and sadder commentary on the times than anything in the show itself. Devin Middleton, the show's emcee, gets decent mileage out of pre-presidential "Barry-O" material, levels a few benign little jabs at the south side's brutal legacy of redlining, and takes the opportunity of a captive audience to plug several local non-profits. —Max Maller

Price: $20, $10 student


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