Psmith, Journalist | City Lit Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Richard Eisloeffel, Jay Hobson, and  John Blick

Richard Eisloeffel, Jay Hobson, and John Blick

Tom McGrath

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 6 2016
Price: $32, seniors $27, $12 students and military
P.G. Wodehouse's 1909 tale about an elegant young Englishman's adventures in the rough-and-tumble world of New York journalism and politics is entertainingly brought to the stage by writer-director Terry McCabe. While on vacation in the States, Cambridge University student Rupert Psmith takes charge of a sleepy newsweekly and reboots it as a crusading reform paper dedicated to exposing a corrupt slumlord running for alderman. The lightweight story's chief appeal is Psmith himself, a plucky, monocled dandy with a comically elaborate rhetorical style and unruffled optimism—even when faced with gun-toting gangsters hired by Psmith's antagonist. —Albert Williams



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