In Land of the Free, the latest play produced by Chicago theatre troupe and stage fighters Babes With Blades, political fisticuffs break out between Democrats and Republicans using random objects with the intent to kill, maim, or convert parties.
Babes founder and play performer Dawn Alden explains, Theres a bit of hand-to-hand combat, but its the found-object fights that are more fun. They try to kill each other with books, fireplace pokers, chairs, seat cushions, anything they lay their hands on.
But if Dems were really going to have a found-object showdown with Reps, Alden says theyd have to be willing to get their claws out.
She explains, They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but Democrats are too nice. They need to fight dirty because a Republican will try to kick them in the crotch.
Land of the Free premieres Monday (Sep. 22) at Chicagos Viaduct Theatre.
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