We the People! | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

We the People! The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 10 2018

Flying Elephant Productions' inaugural effort is the world premiere of this song cycle made up entirely of phrases and ideas that have bludgeoned every inhabitant of this planet for the past couple years and arranged into music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz with a book by Sean Chandler. It is by turns tiresome and nightmarishly familiar. Each succeeding number is a lightly-dramatized recitation of talking points such as immigration, racism, the economy, etc. The idea to sing things the audience already knows well enough to want to forget seems both tone-deaf and pointless. I have no doubt that the folks behind this production mean well but putting on a light-opera revue will not do a thing to make our present political horror show disappear; it's just more free publicity for Cheeto Jesus. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $40


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