Mayoral Tutorial Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 19 2011

Political researcher and blogger Don Washington wants Chicagoans "dangerously informed" about the mayoral race, so he's put together this hour-long solo piece which will be freshened with new material each week. If the opening performance is any indication, though, Washington has precious little information to impart. When not stalling with unsuccessful attempts at clever ad libs, he spent most of the evening taking broad swipes at obvious targets: the mainstream media don't report much beyond superficialities, the candidates don't disclose their policies, "rich white guys" call the shots. The most promising part of the show--audience members pulling statements from a sack and trying to guess which candidate they describe--ended up eliciting a string of disconnected factoids. --Justin Hayford

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