The Best Western This Side of Mississippi | Public House Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays. Continues through July 29 2017

Public House’s production of this pint-size western (it’s just an hour long) written by Travis Marsala and Adrienne Teeley blends parody and politics. Set in the town of Goldandsilverton, whose copper mines are at risk of takeover by the infamous Kid the Kid (John Wilson), the story follows bumbling hero and town sheriff Tex McDreamy (Jesse Kendall) and his band of sidekicks as they scramble to save the day. The town’s water supply is in jeopardy, as is the life of local cabaret star, Clammy Jane (Stephanie Murphy). Kendall is a fun, dopey version of Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, deftly overdoing his John Wayne facial expressions and one-liners to loads of laughs. Patrick Hall is a strong foil as old-timer Deadwood, the town drunk and a con gone straight. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $10

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