BEST HILARIOUS THEATER PRODUCTION

The Complete History of America (abridged), Jobsite Theater

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If ever a comedy was fit for a theater company, The Complete History of America (abridged) was fit for those wild, kinetic folks at Jobsite Theater. This was satire at its best: pointed, silly, intellectual, moronic, almost scholarly in its scope and often politically incorrect. Acted by gifted comics David Jenkins, Shawn Paonessa and Jason Vaughan Evans, History featured one inspired sketch after the next, from an argument between Amerigo Vespucci and his wife over his failings as a mapmaker, to the rearrangement of Spiro Agnew’s name so that it read “Grow a Penis.” There was also the slur concerning Great American Women Trading Cards (“Collect all three”), the Dr. Seuss hallucination, some nasty jabs at Ronald Reagan, and a Boston Cream Pie. Diagnosis: delirious. Could make a stone laugh. - Mark E. Leib

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