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The Primary (Improv Show)

  • Cards Against Humanity Theatre 1551 West Homer Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Happy Underground Productions & Cash Taco Productions present

The Political Elimination Game
An improvised exercise in your civic duty!

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
7:30pm Doors
8:00pm Performance

Featuring Adam Schreck, Ben Auxier, Corey Caldwell, Darrell J. Monti, Firas Alexander, Jennifer Allman, Justin Parlette, Katie Ruppert, Matt Keeley, Maureen Winston, Michael Coyne, Mike Gifford, Norm Holly, Scott Allen Curry, Sydney Back, Vince Rollins, and more!

1551 W Homer St
Chicago, IL 60642

A send-up of the modern political debate process, The Primary features world-class improvisers debating issues both real and absurd in this interactive exercise in the theatre of politics. Audience members will provide questions to the debaters, who will also prove their ability to govern through fast-paced politics-themed improv games. During intermission, the audience will vote to eliminate candidates before watching the final two politicians duke it out to be elected The President of Improv.

In addition to entertainment, both shows will feature opportunities to help voters understand elections and ballot initiatives that don’t get as much attention as the marquee races.

“There are plenty of opportunities to get educated about big-ticket races like governors and congressional seats, but what about understanding more about the Illinois Court of Appeals judges up for election or retention or untangling the legalese behind the seven ballot measure in Missouri this year?” says co-producer and cast member Justin Parlette. “The whole point of these events is to let some steam out and laugh to ease the anxiety building up around the midterms while also helping voters make informed decisions using non-partisan research.”

In Chicago, the venue for The Primary holds a special significance. “Two of the stage lights in their theater are from the CBS studio where Nixon and Kennedy held their famous debate. I can’t think of a better space to hold a mirror up to the absurdity of modern political debates than under those lights,” Parlette said.

The Primary will run in Chicago Thursday, October 25th at 8 pm at The Cards Against Humanity Theater at 1551 W Homer St, Chicago, IL 60642, just off Ashland and Elston Ave near the Clybourn Metra stop.

Free, ample street parking is also available!

Earlier Event: October 20
POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe
Later Event: October 27
POEssession: Improvised Edgar Allen Poe