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Open Fist Theatre
Between N. El Centro and Vine 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-882-6912
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511 events
267 reviews
151 stars
attended May 18 2012

A farce depicting the corrupt Chicago political system in the sixties. Rather funny.

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94 events
63 reviews
16 stars
attended May 20 2012

Hilarious!! Beautifully directed and acted. The cast was having as
much fun as the audience. Being from Chicago and being there in
1960 I probably got more out of the play than some others but I
just loved it!!!

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Markster
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51 reviews
-8 stars
attended May 18 2012

Cleverly done with such a large cast. The timing, the laughs, and acting all superb.

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Website

http://www.openfist.org/

Description

Sure, it’s Chicago, 1960, and sure, the election of JFK hangs in the balance, but there’s a lot more at stake for Democratic Precinct Captain Art Ruck. He has a cushy job with the Park District and plenty of girlfriends, but when Ward Boss John Flannery announces a vacancy in the state assembly, Art will stop at nothing to get the seat, including betraying the Democratic Party that fostered his career… It is a time when there is a code of honor in politics, meaning there are good guys and bad guys, though the good guys do bad things to prevent the bad guys from having their share of the goods… or something like that. In the end, Art Ruck is reminded that power corrupts, but absolute power is good for the neighborhood. 

Guns are shot on stage. There is some coarse language and reference to an extramarital affair.

About the Ticket Supplier: Open Fist Theatre Company

The Open Fist Theatre Company is a community of actors, playwrights, designers and directors who believe that to realize the force and potential of a relevant, contemporary, living theatre it is necessary to create, nurture, and unite a company founded on the pursuit of artistic excellence.