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The Winner of Our Discontent

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The Winner-of Our Discontent, debuting just over a month after the election, delivers on its title: Its writer-performers are reeling, hurt, afraid and angry. Their reactions to the results of November 8, and the cognitive dissonance of its continuing r

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Why See The Winner of Our Discontent?

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Second City aim hard and fast at the populace

With the daily "WTF" moments coming out of the Capitol and the White House, some people have written satire off as being too close to the truth. Well don't listen to those soupusses folks, as Chicago's emininent comedy troupe Second City are here to help you through the pain, the tears and the bemusement of 45's presidency with what they do best. hantira Jackson, Kelsey Kinney, Martin Morrow, Charles Pettit, Rashawn Nadine Scott and Jamison Webb will lead you on a journey of painfully funny discovery, even if to take your mind off the chaos....

Covering everything from the daily Twitter rants, Senate hearings, Russian conspiracies, Second City are never short on material - however, it's their unique brand of parody sketch comedy that sets them apart from the rest. And here, they set out to discover who the true winner is (or are) of this weird-ass dawn of post-truth politics.

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Opening night: 16 December 2016


Suitable for ages 15+

Run time

Two hours with one intermission

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