Successors | Strawdog Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: First Thursday-Sunday of every month. Continues through March 2 2013
Price: $15-$20
Jon Steinhagen's new two-act comedy gives us Kenton DeKoven, third-generation mayor of a Chicago-like city. When he announces he's stepping down, members of his politically connected family are eager to hear which one of them he'll endorse to succeed him, and things come to a head at a get-together in the DeKoven backyard. A lot of Steinhagen's humor is reminiscent of All in the Family, with bigoted, blue-collar blowhard Uncle Lou insulting a variety of caricatured Chicago types. It's appalling. Worse, it's unfunny and oddly anachronistic. --Tal Rosenberg



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Search Events…