n/a · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America

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ABBY SCHACHNER uncertified reviewer June 08, 2016
To me, Patriot Act is 'the big short' of politics in a small black box theater. The same passion, interesting approach, and a whole lot of wisdom is packed in. And whether you're knowledgeable about politics (or not) or heck, even if ur on your way to Canada, go see Patriot Act. Mike Schlitt is always worth it, and you might even leave being a better American! And if not that, at least you'll feel better!... full review
SARA FENTON certified reviewer June 15, 2016
I really enjoyed Mike Schlitt’s Jesus Ride at Hollywood Fringe 2013. He returns to the stage this Fringe with Patriot Act in what can be described as a participatory seminar/lecture/Ted Talk-style/theatre experiment aimed at [re]igniting discussions around patriotism, civic duty and how to address what we perceive to be what ails America. FULL REVIEW at full review
CORI BAILEY uncertified reviewer June 13, 2016
Patriot Act is American history on speed. Mike Schlitt is a passionate, engaging and personal performer, who cleverly shares selected key historical moments in the evolution of our nation. But the stakes are raised as he only has 47 minutes for the download, set to a tick-tocking digital display. Mike’s ease interacting with the audience means our ease. There’s no pretense and no pressure. Just a natural interplay that weaves together clearly thought-out points, elements of his personal life, and a couple of hand puppets to voice the divergent views alive back in the day (make that the late 1700’s day). This “show” is theatre meets interactive forum. As Mike said, it’s an experiment. And I think he meant not just his show, but in a l... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 19, 2016
Mr Schlitt's advertising expertise served him well in prepping his Fringe advertising---it enticed me! The reality, though, was that his audience was primarily a few personal friends---and me---and after a timed monologue of 47-minutes he didn't DELIVER a solution, but SOLICITED one! His History lesson taught me a few things I didn't know, but did NOT include the word or the concept "Republic"! He's intermittently entertaining, but FAR from an objective observer, and seems to define 200 years of American history entirely in terms of Slavery! ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 20, 2016
PATRIOT ACT Less play than town hall meeting, writer and performer Mike Schlitt voices his concerns for the country and shares some of his appreciable knowledge of the nation’s history before bringing the audience on stage to discuss methods of preserving the republic. Granted, not theatre, but definitely theatrical and very definitely needed in this time of ours. For that: HONORARY MENTION-SILVER FOR MORE FRINGE REVIEWS CHECK OUT THE TVOLUTION.COM ... full review
BILL RATNER certified reviewer June 26, 2016
Think Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, with a smidgen of Michael Moore and Viola Spolin thrown in.... full review