Jillian Dooley

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Blacula: Young, Black and Undead

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Wednesday October 30, 2013 / 7:30pm (Preview)
Blacula: Young, Black and Undead
2 tickets
General Admission
1105 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

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While the actors had talent and the play was well-produced and thoroughly rehearsed, it just wasn't good. The jokes were obvious and uninspired ("Miley Cyrus twerking is a sign of the apocalypse"? Really? Not original and not fresh) and the narrative really seemed to drag. I must give special mention to how many insults the playwright lobs at women in his piece: saying all women hate each other, calling them bitches, implying they're all gold diggers, actually showing a male character physically assaulting female characters (when this could easily have been accomplished using a female character as the assailant to make it more palatable). Sir, I am not amused. It's 2013 and your stale clich├ęs are just plain insulting. I'm also extremely disappointed that the female producer allowed this on her watch. Bored and insulted, my female friend and I left at intermission. It was truly a testament to our politesse and endurance that we didn't walk out mid-show.