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32 Star Starred
Open Fist Theatre
Between N. El Centro and Vine 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-882-6912
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from G,H.
Red Velvet 841 events 413 reviews

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

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marcy G.
100 events 64 reviews

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!!!

reviewed May 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Markster
348 events 61 reviews

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

reviewed May 18 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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