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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 14 2016

Christopher Chen's spastic political satire imagines the GOP responding to party chair Reince Priebus's call for Republicans to court minorities by nominating an Asian-American to run for president against the Democrats' Asian-American candidate. Vanessa Stalling's production for Stage Left and Red Tape Theatre nods to the nonpartisan South Park school of political comedy by portraying both sides of the aisle as full of bumbling oafs, to limited effect. Mary Williamson excels at making Chen's broad and insufferably smug commentary feel spontaneous, but all the other characters are loud grotesques too broad to have passed muster on Mad TV. —Dan Jakes

Price: $26-$30

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