Preview: True Blue Revue to Launch Indivisible Chicago’s 2020 Campaign February 3 at the Athenaeum

Indivisible Chicago will stage True Blue Revue, the group’s 2020 campaign kickoff and free live show, Monday, February 3, at the Athenaeum Theatre’s mainstage, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are free but seats are limited. Reserve your tickets in advance at True Blue Revue will feature political comedy by Chicago's leading improv performers (cast still TBA) and a special performance by blues artist Melody Angel. You also will be able to find out how you can help progressive candidates win in 2020. Second City veteran TJ Shannoff is director and musical director of True Blue Revue. The all-volunteer cast, still in formation, will include well-known veterans of Chicago’s improv scene. True Blue Revue is co-produced by Shannoff and Mark Burns, founder and executive producer, Punch Up Productions, with Marj Halperin, Indivisible Chicago. Blue Wave Rave, 2019. Image courtesy Indivisible Chicago. In addition to live music, comedy and surprise special guests, Indivisible Chicago will announce its new “‘3 States, 1 Mission” 2020 campaign. Group leaders will reveal plans to win back Wisconsin and Michigan and hold on to progressive gains already made in Illinois. Volunteer sign-ups will take place in the theater lobby before and after the show. Indivisible Chicago is a local coalition of a dozen community-based chapters formed after the 2016 election. In the 2018 midterms, Indivisible Chicago helped Democratic candidates Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten win their tightly contested suburban races for Congress with volunteer canvassing trips, phone banks and postcard parties.
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Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.