The Best of Bri-Ko | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Brian Peterlin, Tim Soszko, and Brian Posen

Brian Peterlin, Tim Soszko, and Brian Posen

Michael Courier Photography

When: Thursdays. Continues through March 23 2017
Price: $17.50
They may skip the azure greasepaint, oil-drum tom-toms, and Twinkies, but physical comedy trio Bri-Ko (Brian Posen, Brian Peterlin, and Tim Soszko) still have a lot in common with Blue Man Group. Both keep clear of spoken words. Both cultivate oddball, puppyish personas. Both work to a beat, whether they generate it themselves or, like Bri-Ko, cop it off Carmina Burana. And both are very, very big on making messes. In fact, Bri-Ko would do well to adopt the Blue Man policy of handing out ponchos to audience members: one bit in this 60-minute collection involves a chef whose cuisine gets delivered to the customer via water balloon. Other pieces take familiar comic tropes—changing a lightbulb, provoking a prissy colleague—and give them a fresh spin. The show is usually funny, always sweetly subversive. —Tony Adler



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