She the People: A Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves | Up Comedy Club | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

She the People: A Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves Recommended The Short List (Theater) Image

When: Through 5/27: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM

The excitement and energy on the eve of the Women's March were palpable at this all-woman Second City revue, from the bustling photo booth where attendees posed with cutouts of Hillary, Beyoncé, and Michelle, to the theater, where a largely female audience sat sipping cocktails. More than a typical “girls' night” experience, this is 90 minutes of eviscerating the patriarchy and a laugh-out-loud wake-up call that's necessary viewing for women and men alike. Skewering everything from the portrayal of women in commercials to the fact that, collectively, we know more about the Kardashians than current events, the hilarious six-woman cast is capable, critical and compelling. Carisa Barreca is powerful and delightful in the style of Kate McKinnon, Maria Randazzo is spot-on spoofing the “manic pixie dream girl,” and Kimberly Michelle Vaughn’s rap about brains makes smart sexy. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $26-$36

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