Drag Party Party | Annoyance Theatre | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Wednesdays. Continues through June 28 2017
Price: $10
At one point during this hour-long sketch revue directed by Bina Martin, a running motif ends with a disgruntled pageant queen wielding a purple dildo to inflict blunt-force trauma. It's swift and even awkwardly amusing, but it also speaks volumes about the nature of goings-on at the Annoyance, where the default mechanism is to be outrageous. And while I laughed hard in spurts, as when the uber-talented Anita Cannoli (Julia DeFerdinando) narrates a scene from While You Were Sleeping in her thick Jersey accent, or when a girl’s night out at Sidetrack goes awry, the screwball antics of this self-described drag party tends to devolve to a level of strangeness that doesn’t do justice to the individual talent on stage—these kings and queens are at their best when the dial is turned down. —Matt de la Peña



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