Originally a New Georges Supported Production, now a full-fledged co-pro. We’re so happy to be part of this groovy team, returning KAREN, I SAID to the.. to the ZOOM!
“[A] wicked 45-minute satire on wokeness… KAREN, I SAID reaches way past the easy tropes of Karenism and even the easy explanations of it.” — Jesse Green, The New York Times
“Eliza Bent is the love-grandchild of Lily Tomlin, Pee Wee Herman and Mr. Peanut.” — David Cote
KAREN, I SAID
October Surprise Edition
a three part 45-minute Zoom theatrical
written and performed by Eliza Bent
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
design by Lee Friend Roberts
produced by Sarah McLellan
presented by bentertainment & New Georges
in association with All For One Theater
KAREN, I SAID is a three-part, 45-minute long Zoom theatrical.
KAREN, I SAID begins as an Instagram story about a white lady’s friend named Karen.
KAREN, I SAID shows what happens when one white lady tries to out-woke another.
**All performances in Eastern Standard Time!**
Wednesday, October 28, 6:00pm EST
Thursday, October 29, 6:00pm EST
Friday October 30, 6:00pm EST
Saturday, October 31, 12:00pm EST
Monday, November 2, 6:00pm EST
Sliding-scale tix $15 to $30 — limited $5 tix available!
A portion of box office proceeds from KAREN, I SAID will be donated to Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago.
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