Trust Us/Screw You | Neo-Futurarium | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Trust Us/Screw You The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 13 2015

In Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 film Paper Moon, there's a great scene where Ryan O’Neil fast-talks a chatty storekeeper out of five bucks. O'Neil's manipulator is the apotheosis of con men, preying on our most evident vulnerabilities while smiling all the while. Neo-Futurists Dan Kerr-Hobert and Phil Ridarelli, who created and star in this new work, attempt to channel that charm but end up going on long-winded historical tangents and serving up seemingly personal anecdotes of being cheated on. Perhaps most inappropriately, the two men bring strangers up from the audience and ask them to publicly relay personal information, including housing history, bank account balance, and whether or not they own a car, a palpably anxiety-filled bullying experience for both volunteers and audience. See the show if you must. You will, without a doubt, get screwed. —Chloe Riley

Price: $20, $25 VIP, $10 seniors and students


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