The Police: Polish Political Satire from Organic Theater Company
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The last date listed for The Police was Sunday June 27, 2010 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
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- $39.00 - $49.00
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American Blues Theater presents a live radio-style performance of Frank Capra's holiday masterpiece on stage at Greenhouse Theater Center. This has been a holiday tradition in Chicago since 2002, and this year's performance once again features the original director and ensemble that have warmed hearts for many holiday seasons. Complete with live sound effects, an original score and a cast of eight wonderful actors who bring the typical small town of Bedford Falls to life on stage, It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! recreates a 1940s-era radio broadcast of the heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey's Christmas Eve journey through his life history. The production includes holiday carols, live commercials from actual local sponsors, telegrams from the audience read on stage and a "Soldier Spotlight," which honors one serviceman or servicewoman during each performance. After the show, the entire audience is invited to join the cast and crew for milk and cookies. Learn More
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This was a clever short satire, but since it is a one-act, it should not have been billed as a full-length play. It's enjoyable as long as you don't pay full price for it or expect a full evening of drama. It should have been presented as part of a double bill.
What if they gave a revolution and nobody came? What are the police to do if no one commits crimes? In The Police the great Polish writer Slawomir Mrozek exercises his customary wit, steel-trap logic and deft theatricality as he develops this idea to hilarious and disturbing conclusions. When a highly efficient police force has suppressed all disloyalty to the government, it must manufacture fake political dissenters in order to secure the existence of the system. The outcome? Bureaucrats gone wild in a scathing comedy about the price we pay to maintain the status quo.