Factory Theater presents a remount of their summer smash hit, Siskel & Ebert Save Chicago, written by Eric Thomas Roach and directed by Scott OKen.
Gene Siskel is not dead. He is in stasis in a cryogenic chamber deep under City Hall. Gene Siskel is the finest secret agent the world has ever seen, and he is needed again. The nefarious Oprah Winfrey, along with her cohorts Richard Roeper and Mancow, are planning to brainwash Chicago's soccer moms and take Daley Plaza by force. Once they have Chicago, the world is DOOMED!! Can Siskel and Ebert use their critical skills to stop their evil plan? Featuring battles between Mancow's Militia and Siskel's allies, The Windy City Rollers, Siskel and Ebert Save Chicago is a high action comedy that goes so far over the top, you'll have to ask, "Where is this top you speak of?"
This late night version is presented in a very limited engagement: only 8 performances!!!
"Thumbs Up...including a closing soliloquy in praise of the movies that is so lyrical and touching, I might have written it myself"
-- Roger Ebert
"Recommended a 'Must See' Show...expertly directed... a play that dazzles and delights at every turn."
-- Centerstage Chicago
"...a delight...fine comic performances"
-- Windy City Times
"pure buffoonery..comedy loose and local...good laughs"
-- Chicago Tribune
"earnest and heartfelt"
-- Chicago Sun-Times
"Four Stars...Over-the-top satire...gleefully vulgar non sequiturs, side gags galore...they've outdone themselves this time."
-- Time Out Chicago
"Fitfully funny comedy"
-- The Reader
"Blessedly local and in-jokey...very funny"
-- New City