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PRESS RELEASE - July '08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Gabriel Meyers, Press Director
press@chicagocitylimits.com or (212) 888-5233.

Chicago City Limits presents:
One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State

Opening Independence Day!

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(Midtown, NYC) July, 4 2008: Chicago City Limits hits the campaign trail this summer with its latest improvisational comedy revue, ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATE. The show combines the very best in sketch comedy with audience-inspired improvisations.  In its nightly feature, “News on the March,” the CCL cast takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the faces, places and events of the 2008 election, making a few pit stops off the beaten campaign trail as well.

There are plenty of major stories as the campaign unfolds: Obama and McCain are squaring off as their campaigns move into high gear. Short lists of potential VPs are growing longer. The candidates are refining their exit strategies from Iraq while the American public is more concerned about the price of gas. Hillary has bowed out…but will she return? Meanwhile, in the midst of it all, the Midwest is flooding, the Mideast is fuming and the Midriffs in Japan are beginning to rival those of Middle America. 

There’s lots of audience participation in ONE STATE: live debates between the candidates with audiences providing the questions; custom-made Broadway Musicals based on an audience member’s recent experience; an improvised version of the game show Jeopardy; staged reenactments of great plays that were never written; and a whole lot of family-friendly fun.

The Chicago City Limits cast includes Annie Schiffmann, Joe de Gise II, Stefan Schick, and Rob Schiffmann and features Musical Director Rick Hip Flores on keyboards.  Directed by Joe de Gise II and Paul Zuckerman.

Chicago City Limits’ One State, Two States, Red State, Blue State is performed Wed. - Fri. at 8, Sat. at 8 & 10. Chicago City Limits Theater at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53 St. New York, NY 10028. $15 + min.  Tickets and Information 212 888-5233 www.chicagocitylimits.com.

For Press Passes: Call 212.888.5233 or email press@chicagocitylimits.com

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ABOUT CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

As New York’s longest running, award winning, critically acclaimed comedy revue, Chicago City Limits has established itself as a New York landmark.  For over 25 years, CCL’s ingeniously satiric, brilliantly inventive improv has delighted audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world.

Since its creation in 1977, Chicago City Limits mission has been to celebrate its unique style of audience-inspired improvisation and social/political comedy with audiences through performances and training.

For more information, visit www.chicagocitylimits.com.

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Left to right:
Rob Schiffmann, Stefan Schick, Annie Schiffmann, Rick Hip-Flores, Joe De Gise II
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Conor Stratton
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Clockwise from center:
Annie Schiffmann, Rick Hip-Flores, Stefan Schick, Joe De Gise II, Rob Schiffmann
Credit
Conor Stratton
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Left to right:
Joe De Gise II, Annie Schiffmann, Rob Schiffmann, Stefan Schick
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Left to right:
Annie Schiffmann, Rob Schiffmann, Joe De Gise II, Stefan Schick, Rick Hip-Flores
Credit:
Conor Stratton