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  Scapegoat; Or (Why The Devil Always Loved Us) at The Den Theatre

Scapegoat; Or (Why The Devil Always Loved Us)

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

Over two generations the Porters have cultivated their legacy as "The New Roosevelts." As a Religious Freedom bill bullies its way through Congress, their political dynasty is suddenly threatened when a story leaks claiming the family patriarch is a Satanist. With his eyes set on a future nomination to the Supreme Court, Anse Porter is forced to choose between having the life he's worked for, and sacrificing all for the people he serves. Loyalties to family, faith, country and self are tested in this twisted story of The Porter Family as they struggle through the wreckage of America's crumbling wall between church and state.

Thru - May 7, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $15-$20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-697-3830

www.thenewcolony.org



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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...The set, split between the devil-worshipping senator's country home and the Washington office of his Bible-thumping rival, is presided over by a sinister portrait of Teddy Roosevelt. This parody of our political system sadly doesn't seem very farfetched, and the dark humor is bolstered by the cast's not playing it for laughs. One wishes the play would pause once in a while to take a breath, but it's hard to argue with much of what it's saying. Kristina Valada-Viers directs."
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Dmitry Samarov


NewCity Chicago - Recommended

"...Despite issues of breadth, "Scapegoat" finds an ideal home at The New Colony, a company that, for better or for worse, seems to prefer a maximalist approach to new work, the underlying idea being that it's always easier to take away than to add. In that respect, it's not hard to imagine this play either expanding (both physically and narratively) or shredding some of its components to further hone its shrewd insights into the inside baseball nature of American politics. I'd wager that it is only likely to get more relevant in the coming years."
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Kevin Greene


Picture This Post - Recommended

"...McNamara’s intense writing is complemented by Kristina Valada-Viars’ direction. The actors work well together as an ensemble and scenes which involve characters in different locations at the same time are orchestrated perfectly. The tension between family members is portrayed differently from the tension between opposing political foes. The actors succeed at the underlying loathing but polite face of interacting with those of opposing viewpoints."
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Stephanie Dykes


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