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Fbwg   denise hoeflich

Written by Brendan Pelsue
Directed by James Fleming
Theater Three
Compass Theatre
Visiting Company

It is 2465 and American politics hasn't changed much. Except that "America" is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel and the population is so small that everyone is a member of Congress. There is an unidentified army encamping at the border and all members of Congress must move beyond personal agendas and petty bickering and decide the nation's fate. And it is snowing.

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes with no intermission


There is no late seating available for this production.

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[1] Preview performance

[2] Opening Performance

[3] Join Chicago-based comics writer and artist Tim Seeley for a discussion about what a post-apocalyptic America might be like. Post-apocalyptic life is a popular theme in today's comic books. The storylines are often responses to changing socio-political landscapes and serve as both entertainment and warning of possible futures to come. Seeley leads this dynamic discussion and examines what parts, if any, are left of America after a catastrophic event devastates humanity.

[4] Join us as Samir Mayekar, Chicago's deputy mayor for neighborhood & economic development shares his experiences leading the City of Chicago through the initial outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent shut-down of the city. Hear about the leadership lessons learned from the pandemic and Mayekar's thoughts on Chicago's recovery in a post-Covid world. This talk-back will include a short Q&A.

[5] How we talk about things matters. Director of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse at the University of Chicago Leila Brammer leads a discussion on one of the most important educational, political and social issues of today: how to have a civil conversation in a democratic society and leaving room for someone else's viewpoint.

January 5, 2022 7:30PM [1]  $35-$40
January 6, 2022 7:30PM [1]  $35-$40
January 7, 2022 7:30PM [2]  $35-$40
January 8, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 13, 2022 7:30PM [3]  $35-$40
January 14, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 15, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 16, 2022 2:00PM $35-$40
January 20, 2022 7:30PM [4]  $35-$40
January 21, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 22, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 23, 2022 2:00PM $35-$40
January 25, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 27, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 28, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 29, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
January 30, 2022 2:00PM [5]  $35-$40
February 3, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
February 4, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40
February 5, 2022 7:30PM $35-$40

[1] Preview performance

[2] Opening Performance

Join Chicago-based comics writer and artist Tim Seeley for a discussion about what a post-apocalyptic America might be like. Post-apocalyptic life is a popular theme in today's comic books. The storylines are often responses to changing socio-political landscapes and serve as both entertainment and warning of possible futures to come. Seeley leads this dynamic discussion and examines what parts, if any, are left of America after a catastrophic event devastates humanity.

Join us as Samir Mayekar, Chicago's deputy mayor for neighborhood & economic development shares his experiences leading the City of Chicago through the initial outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent shut-down of the city. Hear about the leadership lessons learned from the pandemic and Mayekar's thoughts on Chicago's recovery in a post-Covid world. This talk-back will include a short Q&A.

How we talk about things matters. Director of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse at the University of Chicago Leila Brammer leads a discussion on one of the most important educational, political and social issues of today: how to have a civil conversation in a democratic society and leaving room for someone else's viewpoint.

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