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  • Illinois theatre department films political satire with COVID-19 safety changes

    A white man in a gold crown, sash and filthy white pants and a black man in a furry coat stare at each other on stage in front of an armchair and piles of garbage.

    The political satire “Psh*tter! A Drinking Song for the Year of Our Lord 2020” looks at greed, corruption and the pursuit of power driving an authoritarian ruler. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign theatre department filmed the play, which is inspired by “Macbeth” and a “Macbeth” parody, and it is available on Vimeo Dec. 3-12.

    Charlie Bauer plays Daddy Ubu and Nathan Ramsey plays Banquo.

    Photo by Darrell Hoemann

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Lisa Dixon, email dixon1@illinois.edu. More information about “Psh*tter! A Drinking Song for the Year of Our Lord 2020” is available online.