The Customer Is Always Right? Holiday Edition | Annoyance Theatre | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

The Customer Is Always Right? Holiday Edition Agenda New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Recommended

When: Fridays. Continues through Dec. 29 2017

Given this 40-minute offering’s semidutiful premise—a couple people tell horror stories from their days working in customer service, then a team of six improvise around those stories—it’s gratifying to see just how far off the rails these Annoyance improvisers are willing to take things. A tale of creepy solicitation at a Six Flags antique photograph emporium became a demented journey through Butterworld, a Wisconsin amusement park where Roald Dahl pitched a children’s book about a sex giant. A second saga of misguided telemarketing (trying to sell people a spare refrigerator full of meat) somehow turned into five salespeople trying to sell knife sets by pretending to be Jude Law simultaneously. Even with a few hesitant moments, the show zings along delightfully. —Justin Hayford

Price: $8

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