Friday, May 9, 2008

Campaign Supernova!

Run, don't walk to The Second City e.t.c.'s new show, Campaign Supernova! or How Many Democrats Does It Take to Lose an Election?, which opened last night to an enthusiastic reception from a capacity crowd. It's an election-season winner.

Campaign Supernova! is funny from top to bottom, with a nice mix of timely political swipes, quick blackouts, grounded emotional scenes and a few instant Second City classics. It's well worth your time and easily worth your money. Congratulations to the cast, staff and director Matt Hovde.

On the personal side, as is the case with the enjoyable new Second City Mainstage show No Country For Old White Men, it's gratifying to see so many of my fellow performers from the iO Theater having climbed the Second City ranks to the highest level.

Campaign Supernova! runs Thursdays through Sundays at The Second City e.t.c., 1608 N. Wells St. in Chicago. More information is here.

Update: My Flavorpill preview is here.

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