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Drinking & Writing Volume III: To Cure a Hangover 

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Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda explore possible morning-after cures in this goofy, unflinching lecture-cum-performance about the unpleasant consequences of the bibulous life. Self-loathing prose from John Cheever and Charles Bukowski--two monumental drinker-writers at opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum--is intertwined with tales of the writer-performers' experiments in thwarting a hungover "poor sense of well-being" (quite unlike the "false sense of well-being" that gets an overimbiber in trouble). Cures involve cabbage, Pedialyte, sex, and various combinations of chorizo and eggs; audience-participation bits are rewarded with free drinks. Benjamin and Mosqueda neither glorify nor repudiate the hard-drinking life--after all, shit-faced happens. Through 7/1: Sat 7 PM, at Goose Island, 1800 N. Clybourn (6/3 and 6/17), Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th (6/24), and Edgewater Lounge, 5600 N. Ashland (7/1). Also Fri 6/9, 7 PM, at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark. No show 6/10. $10 tickets available at www.drinkingandwriting.com, call 773-968-2345.

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