The Toughest Man In Chicago

dean winkleson presents · Ages 18+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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AMANDA LYNNE certified reviewer June 12, 2022
What a great show! Mitchell gives a Rick solid performance. ... full review
VEJUNE BALTRUSAITIS certified reviewer June 12, 2022
What a rich part of American history told through the eyes of a journalist as the eyes of a city, the city of Chicago. This was such a joy to watch, and the historian in me was screaming for more! And the acting sucked me right in; fantastic story-telling.... full review
ALEX PETUNIA certified reviewer June 12, 2022
What an informative and entertaining experience tapping into Chicago history through one journalists riveting writing experience. Felt totally entertained throughout and moved by the social justice references that continue to echo into current times. Great show!... full review
BONNIE HE certified reviewer June 11, 2022
Great character and it was an informative history lesson I enjoyed.... full review
CARL HANSEN certified reviewer June 10, 2022
tagged as: poignant · Chicago · heartfelt · interesting
Mitchell Biscchop is a tour-de-force in this one-man show about newspaper columnist, Mike Royko. Poignant and heartfelt, his storytelling keeps you wanting more and while the story happened decades ago, it feels very current. Not only is the show entertaining, it also gives great historical context to the columns that Bisschop uses as the throughline of the piece, weaving multiple columns together effortlessly and with a deft stroke of humanity throughout.... full review
KATIEROSE DONOHUE ENRIQUEZ certified reviewer June 08, 2022
tagged as: historical · political · dramatic · funny · solo show · Chicago
Phenomenal. From second one I was hooked. I thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining piece about a journalist (Mike Royco) who reported on so many historical moments. Absolutely iconic. His words on subjects from the 1960s-90s ring just as true today. Feels timely - especially all the 1968 references. The parallels were astounding at times. The show was funny, political, sweet and sentimental. It reminded me a bit of Trumbo. (That's a compliment!) ... full review
JAN MCINNIS uncertified reviewer June 06, 2022
tagged as: and informative · fun · Engaging
EXCELLENT! I had never heard of Mike Royko, but, because of Mitchell's show, I now feel like I've met him. I thoroughly enjoyed this show - funny, informative, and such a great tribute to Royko. It's gotta be hard to write (and perform) a show about a phenomenal writer, but Mitchell did just that. Put this at the top of your list to see! ... full review
LYNN BECK uncertified reviewer June 06, 2022
tagged as: funny · historical · impressive · Engaging
I met Mitch at the very first Office Hours and we've become Fringe friends so I was excited to see his show. I'm glad I did. Mitch embodied Mike Royko, but it was also a fascinating history of Chicago with themes of politics, racism and gun control that are still so relevant today. You should definitely see this show!... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 05, 2022
tagged as: inspiring · witty · moving · historical
A one man tour de force that captures the spirit of a complex, witty, and complicated man, and fully deserved the standing ovation it received.... full review