The old quote "I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me" is the only way for me to describe MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT currently running now until July 14 at the Upstairs Theatre at the Steppenwolf.
After interviewing the star and director of the show, I had the feeling that this would be a simple Pride inspired piece that the Steppenwolf troupe put together. They go way beyond the LGBT call of duty.
The story of a drag queen running for president in 1992 is effectively created with all the right moves, from the runway stage, interactive moments including a pre-party, quick running time with no intermission to the effectively used cast, this was one endeavor for the iconic theater that was enjoyable and inspiring to watch.
Afterwards, I immediately texted so many of friends that I knew would enjoy it. It's a forgotten piece of Chicago history that we can all celebrate. Come casual, in drag, dressed up or whatever you like, just see it before July 14 with ticket information at Steppenwolf.org.