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Trump In Space
Trump In Space

Trump In Space
Laugh Out Loud Theater
Thru - Sep 28, 2019

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Chicago Reader- Not Recommended

"...The satirical side of the material is much more timid than what you might see on Saturday Night Live or The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Most of the political humor is based on the theory that you can get a laugh by just mentioning the name of someone in the news. And the sci-fi and rom-com portions of the show are no deeper and no more sincere than you might see in an improv set. John Hildreth's staging features a cast of energetic, pretty good performers, none of whom can wring strong, deep laughs from this material. The show is billed as a musical, but if there are trained singers in the cast, I could not tell from the croaking performances (under the musical direction of Phil Caldwell) opening night."
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Jack Helbig

Chicagoland Musical Theatre- Somewhat Recommended

"...There are a small handful of moments that glimmer like a gold-plated toilet in this Star Trek/Star Wars/Battlestar Galactica/Fire & Fury musical mashup, but audience members sold on the show they imagine from its name alone are in for a huuuuuge bummer: the show doesn’t actually include the Don of Mar-a-Lago at all (at least not in a literalized way)."
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Ian Rigg

Chicago On Stage- Not Recommended

"...This show has enjoyed a long and successful run in LA, so maybe you might enjoy it a lot more than I did (yet another reminder never to take a single review as gospel), but from where I sit there are a thousand better ways to comically address the cataclysmic darkness that is the Trump era. A benign and mellow parody, though, is the comic equivalent of “there are good people on both sides.” Trump in Space tries too hard to be nice, and therefore simply lacks the penetrative, biting element necessary to shine a light on this administration. There are moments when it is fun, but overall even its one hour running time seems too long."
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Karen Topham