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P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle
P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle

P.Y.G. or The Mis-Edumacation of Dorian Belle
Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory
Thru - Dec 21, 2019

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Jackalope Theatre at Broadway Armory

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Chicago Tribune- Recommended

"...this still is a refreshingly honest and dynamic bit of writing that also manages to be edgy fun, especially for everyone and anyone down with its central arguments. The embrace of rappers (and their language) by privileged white kids and their Lolla this and their Pitchfork that is, of course, a very complex and paradox-choked thing and Chisholm pulls no punches here in this trip through the atrophied world of celebrity music, fake-woke bonafides and relentless rebranding. I wish it could reach a few high-schoolers of my acquaintance; Chisholm’s thinking is a useful antidote to so much of the junk in their feeds."
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Chris Jones



Theatre By Numbers- Highly Recommended

"...Ultimately, it is hard to encapsulate how good this production is, how big it goes; it hits hard and fast, contains all manner of delightful performances, and speaks to now in a way that can be rare for new plays. Check it out if you’re a fan of electric, thoughtful theatre."
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Sarah Bowden



NewCity Chicago- Recommended

"...The real difference comes in the play's finale, in its possibility for reconciliation, not between races (though the black men in this play understand too well how they are perceived as representatives of their entire culture), but between individuals. It sounds cheesy precisely because it is cheesy. But in taking that risk, in taking all the risks this play does, "P.Y.G." represents a way forward. And that, as they say, is worth the price of admission."
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Kevin Greene



Storefront Rebellion- Highly Recommended

"...Both Chisholm's commentary and Jackalope's production are so savvy and so engaged with the broader cultural moment that P.Y.G. is the kind of theater you want to bring non-theater people to see. That's why I'm making this review free for everyone to read and share. Because I want you to see P.Y.G. and I want you to bring someone who doesn't think they like theater. Let's start a Mis-Edumacation campaign."
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Kris Vire



Picture This Post- Recommended

"...Whatever you choose to wear to the theater, know that in this production you mainly are wearing your Whiteness or Blackness, or other POCness variant. If you think about reparations for slavery, this is the comic relief your pain seeks. If you think reparations for slavery is a topic too out there for you, this probably isn’t your top pick show."
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Amy Munice