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The Goodman’s “Carlyle” is a Wickedly Funny Satire

**** Recommended **** “Carlyle” is an intelligent, engaging and timely comedy about a charming young man who happens to be black and – oh, horrors! – a Republican.  Going in, I wasn’t sure whether “Carlyle” was going to be a tongue-in-cheek poke at the far right or a conservative paean.  It turned out to be a wickedly funny satire which pokes fun at lots of sacred cows.  It was very well acted and it made me laugh, so I give it 4 Spotlights.

“Carlyle” runs through May 1st at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission.  Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.  There is a performance on Tuesday, April 20th.  Tickets range from $10-$40.  Parking is available at a slightly reduced rate in the Government Center Garage (with a validation) or you can take advantage of the new online payment option: payment in advance is just $16.00.  FYI (312) 443-3800 or

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