Audio Theater Review: John Michael Opens ‘Spank Bank Time Machine’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of Audio Theater Review of “Spank Bank Time Machine,” an uproarious journey created by monologist John Michael, opening November 2nd, 2023, at the Neo-Futurist Theater in Chicago. For info and tickets, click SPANK BANK. Comedy/Tragedy Rating: 5.0/5.0
Play Rating: 5.0/5.0

“Spank Bank Time Machine” is a serious subject that John Michael manages to put into context, as it tells the journey of one of his best friends … nicknamed Fun Monster … and his difficult relationship with substance abuse. The show is an inquiry, within the ramifications of Fun Monster’s constant misuse of self medication, as to why it evolved to the point of no return. This audience participation show is a loving portrait of madness, with John Michael going back and forth along the timeline … thus the title … with several hilarious cautionary tales.

At the Neo-Futurist Theater, Chicago
Photo credit: John Michael

Patrick McDonald of audio review of “Spank Bank Time Machine” …

”Spank Bank Time Machine” is performed November 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th, 2023, at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 North Ashland, Chicago. Created and Performed by John Michael, developed with Sammy Zeisel. Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady and Sammy Zeisel. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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