The 'Verse | iO Theater | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

The 'Verse Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays. Continues through Dec. 30 2011

You don't have to be a browncoat--i.e., a Trekkie-esque fan of Joss Whedon's short-lived sci-fi TV show, Firefly, and its movie spin-off, Serenity--to enjoy this improv parody with music. When this sort of thing is done badly, you end up with a one-joke gimmick. Here, the premise is a jumping off point to more engaging levels. There are sci-fi jokes aplenty aboard the "Firefly-class" ship M.O. Phang, but the humor originates where it should--in the interactions between the characters. --Brian Costello

Price: $12-$15

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