The Miracle Walker: A Tale of Two Bushes | Public House Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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David Schwartzbaum, Jakob Schaeffer,
Dylan Schaefer, Justin Hamby, 
Dave Karasik, and
Sophie Duntley

David Schwartzbaum, Jakob Schaeffer, Dylan Schaefer, Justin Hamby, Dave Karasik, and Sophie Duntley

The Miracle Walker: A Tale of Two Bushes 

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 30 2016
Price: $10
Jeb Bush’s presidential aspirations keep getting blocked by clowns—first his brother, George W., and now Donald Trump. Anyhow, that’s the premise of this new satire by Justin Hamby and Dylan Schaefer, who depict the sibling rivalry of straight-arrow Jeb and dimwitted Dubya as a cross between the Cain and Abel story and The Odd Couple. The show’s greatest asset is Hamby’s hilarious and spot-on impression of the former president, but there’s some strong work from the supporting cast, too, particularly David Schwartzbaum as a grotesque Dick Cheney and Jenna Steege as a preening Trump. The only problem (and I think the voters of Iowa would agree with me here) is that we tend to lose interest whenever the focus shifts to Jeb. —Zac Thompson

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