Mutt offers a gripping and hilarious alternate version of the upcoming 2016 presidential election. In this brilliant satire from Christopher Chen, the grand poobahs of the G.O.P. finally realize that the Republican Party has a race problem. So they decide to back a candidate of "mixed race" background. They think they've found their man in Len, a multiracial war hero who can check off every single box -- and maybe a couple more boxes no one knows about. Vanessa Stalling directs the Midwest premiere of this savage sendup that skewers not only the "elephants in the room" but the donkeys, too. Mutt is a co-production with Stage Left Theatre and Red Tape Theatre, at Chicago's Theater Wit.
Now in their 12th season, Red Tape Theatre is committed to the creation of new and experimental work through collaborations with their ensemble, playwrights, musicians, dancers and visual artists. Red Tape’s plays invite audiences to reimagine their world and serve a vital purpose in our community: to arrest attention and create empathy. This work is supported by Red Tape’s Fresh Eyes Playwrights Workshop, which is produced annually.