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Assembling a stellar hodgepodge of writers, artists, poets, and performers, “The Encyclopedia Show” is a literary variety extravaganza that creatively considers a different encyclopedia entry each month. Their credo: “It is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.” For this special CHF edition, Festival presenters and University of Chicago faculty join show regulars to take on ROBOTS. Founded in Chicago in 2008 by Shanny Jean Maney and Robbie Q. Telfer, The Encyclopedia Show has spread to cities all over the world, including Austin, Berlin, Omaha, Providence, Seoul, and Vancouver. Now add Chicago’s Hyde Park to the list!
Just announced!! Here's the line-up:
Jamila Woods on FRIEND
Billy-Bot (star of Sideshow Theater's Heddatron, with writer Stuart Flack) on Feelings
Emily Rose on the Singularity
Roger Bonair Agard on Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles
Megan Mercier on The Uncanny Valley
David J. Levin on C3PO & R2D2
Kate Harding on Grey Goo
Tim Stafford on the Mechanical Servants in The Iliad or Roomba
With hosts Robbie Q Telfer & Shanny Jean Maney, Fact Checker Joel Chmara, and the house band The Encartagans, Evan Chung and Michael Martello.
Read the CHF blog post about this program.
Online ticket sales for this program are currently closed. Tickets may be purchased on the day of, at the specified venue site.