Photo Flash: Rahm Emanuel, Sen Durbin & More Visit Wolly Mammoth's BARACK STARS

Woolly Mammoth's presentation of Chicago's Second City with their latest show BARACK STARS has been a sell out hit since beginning on July 14 and is extended thru this Sunday, August 9.

And we have had some politicos come to check out the show in the last week.

Last Tuesday, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee had a pre-show reception and attended the show. The reception was attended by Senators Kerry & Specter and though they couldn't stay for the show, met the cast backstage before it began. Sen Durbin taped an interview with some cast members for his IL cable show and then stayed for the performance and met the cast afterwards.

This past Saturday, Rahm Emanuel attended the show with his wife Amy and met the cast afterwards, even giving some pointers to cast member Seth Weitberg about his performance as "Rahm" in the politicalsketch comedy revue.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is excited to announce a one week extension for the run of Barack Stars by Chicago's legendary comedy theatre troupe The Second City. Barack Stars, which includes some material from previous Second City political shows, as well as 60% new material written especially for this production, started performances on July 14 and will now run thru August 9, 2009. The performance schedule for the extension remains the same - Tuesday to Friday 8pm, Saturday 6pm & 9pm, and Sunday 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are all $40 at 202-393-3939 or www.woollymammoth.net. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D).

Chicago produced a president, and a string of corrupt governors, so who better to make fun of all of it than The Second City - celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In Barack Stars, Chicago's favorite son is given his satiric due, with an economy on the ropes and maybe just a touch of swine flu for good measure. Perfecting the art of comedy revue with sketches, songs and a little improvisation, The Second City storms the Capital City to tackle partisanship, the politics of race, a terrifyingly tiny Rahm Emanuel, and a host of other headline-grabbing personalities. Barack Stars is directed by Marc Warzecha with Musical Director Jesse Case. The cast includes Lilly Allison, Brooke Bagnall, Abby McEnany, Sam Richardson, Tim Sniffen, and Seth Weitberg.

 

Photo Flash: Rahm Emanuel, Sen Durbin & More Visit Wolly Mammoth's BARACK STARS
Rahm Emanuel with Seth Weitberg

Photo Flash: Rahm Emanuel, Sen Durbin & More Visit Wolly Mammoth's BARACK STARS
Rahm Emanuel & wife with cast

Photo Flash: Rahm Emanuel, Sen Durbin & More Visit Wolly Mammoth's BARACK STARS
Sen. Durbin with cast of Second City's Barack Stars at Woolly Mammoth

Photo Flash: Rahm Emanuel, Sen Durbin & More Visit Wolly Mammoth's BARACK STARS
Rahm Emanuel with Seth Weitberg




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