The Fly Honey Show | Chopin Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Fly Honey Show The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 29 2015

With cast members dancing around in black bras and panties, the Inconvenience's annual revue looks like a celebration of decadence. It isn't. These half-naked artistes are all about empowerment, which they tend to express with collegiate indignation. Some of the rhetoric ("a woman is not an open invitation") is the sort of thing you find on residence-hall bulletin boards; some of it is delivered in a series of spoken-word pieces that would make Andrea Dworkin proud. None of it will come as news to a politically alert crowd, though the reductive familiarity of much of it may come as a disappointment. Still, Mary Williamson's fearlessly smart-ass emceeing goes a long way toward restoring a sense of anarchy to this two-and-a-half-hour exercise, and the (oddly, all-male) band is sharp. —Tony Adler

Price: $20-$35, $80 VIP


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