Redletter | Neo-Futurarium | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 28 2015
Price: $20
This Neo-Futurist exploration of the digital age of media, created by poetry-slam guru Lisa Buscani and directed by Jen Ellison, feels like the most inspiring, hilarious, and relatable graduate-level journalism class you never took. That the show begins with Buscani’s hero worship of Robert Redford as Bob Woodward sets the tone for its goofy, off-kilter earnestness as ensemble members share their intimate relationships with the media. For Bilal Dardai, it's the fear of "putting my son in the care of the world’s storytellers." For Lindsay Muscato, it's the troubling power of Internet trolls. In between the explorations of the press as both sword and shield, humorous interludes highlight everything from Trevor Dawkins’s gifted physical comedy to a newsworthy burrito. There were never glory days, they say, but there also won’t be an end to journalism. Though if the apocalypse hits, Ted Turner has already taped a segment featuring "Nearer My God to Thee" to air on CNN. —Marissa Oberlander.

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