The Toughest Man In Chicago

dean winkleson presents · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 85 mins · United States of America

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MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 05, 2022
Listen up. Mitchell puts on the consistently best and unique one-person shows at Fringe: always quality, always engaging, always entertaining. But he does more in TOUGHEST. In embodying and telling the fascinating story of Mike Royko, he not only gives a great history lesson, but he is grounded and connected in a new way. Instead of a Mark Twain style characterization, Mitchell IS Royko. Because Royko was us. The best of us. And so is Mitchell. See this. It’ll be one of the best things at Fringe. ... full review
RUBY MAREZ certified reviewer July 12, 2022
One of my favorite Fringe shows of 2022! The acting and writing are top shelf and I found myself wanting to know more about the work and life of Royko! Mitchell is an impressive actor. To create a solo show with heavy dialogue that spans decades of ones life is not an easy feat and Mitchell did it seamlessly! I truly hope this show gets an extended run somewhere. It is excellent! ... full review
JACK FRY certified reviewer July 11, 2022
This was a GREAT show. The time flew by. I could watch Mitchell all day. I learned a lot about Mike Royko. I knew who Royko was, but now I feel I know who he is. We need more Mike Roykos in the world and less bias journalism. I hope this show comes back for a longer, extended run.... full review
JENNIFER CHUN uncertified reviewer June 27, 2022
I did not know exactly what to expect when I sat down, but this show was a treat through and through! This engrossing presentation of a section of our American history through the lens of a Chicago Journalist, was illuminating and timely. Oh, also - I cried. That's how effecting this was. ... full review
TERUKO NAKAJIMA certified reviewer June 26, 2022
MITCHELL BISSCHOP, the AMAZING performer!!!... full review
CHRISTY BELL certified reviewer June 25, 2022
You probably don’t need to have lived in Chicago to enjoy this show, but if you have there’s def an extra zing!... full review
HANNAH DILLON certified reviewer June 22, 2022
Mitch is an incredible actor and writer. This show made me laugh, tugged at my heartstrings, and gave me a history lesson. You will love it! And you will also agree that Mitch should be famous.... full review
MATTHEW MARTIN certified reviewer June 21, 2022
Bisschop lights up the stage in this incredible solo show that proves to audiences that he is one of the best actors in Hollywood. Taking on the roles of Mike Royko and Studs Terkel, Mitchell digs deep and gives so much to his performance that you feel you are actually listening to these two journalism giants chronicle some of the most powerful moments in history. It's amazing. The pacing is on point as he takes his audience on a journey they are not expecting, but so glad they attended. If you can see this show, DO IT!... full review
ANNIE LESSER certified reviewer June 21, 2022
The one-man show version of a documentary... a well-done documentary. It had heart, research, and passion for days. I laughed, I cried, I got angry.... full review
REBECCA MCGLYNN certified reviewer June 20, 2022
Wow! This show really blew me away! I had never heard of Mike Royko before seeing Mitchell’s portrayal, but this site was exquisitely performed and incredibly informative!... full review