707 NE 8th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304
Performing at Parker Playhouse (Mar 10 - Mar 10)
SATIRE NEWS NETWORK THE ONION COMES TO PARKER PLAYHOUSE
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. – For the first time in their twenty five year history, The Onion brings its live ’news broadcast’ performance to South Florida. Blindspot along with Palm Beach International Film Festival, Salty Eggs, and present this unique evening of vivacious satire news at Parker Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale for an exclusive Florida engagement.
With nearly one million subscribers to their online and in-print publications, The Onion is one of the most prolific, convincing, and entertaining parody news sources the entertainment industry has bared witness to. From headlines such as ‘Breaking Story So New Reporter Literally Has No Information’ and ‘’Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Presidency’ to their eleven published books including ‘Homeland Insecurity’ and ‘The Onion Book of Known Knowledge,’ The Onion has on more than thirty notable occasions been at the forefront of the news themselves due to non-satirical news organizations taking their “breaking news” as truth and thus publishing/reporting the same story. Such instances have caused an enormous amount of controversy and incited pleas for The Onion to cease and desist, as requested in 2005 by the counsel to President George W. Bush. Despite such attempts, The Onion has persevered and continues to leave audiences’ sides bruised from laughter by pushing and mocking the boundaries between what is broadcast as truth and satirical comedy which in today’s world could actually be truth. This event will consist of their most outrageously hilarious and bold material made just for live performances along with a plethora of stories contrived specifically for this South Florida engagement followed by a Q&A with the audience.
The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first venues, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater plays an important role in the community by serving as a vibrant part of the area. Parker Playhouse helps fuel economic development while also bringing the community together with performances, activities and educational programming.
**The ticket price posted includes a mandatory restoration fee of $2.00 per ticket. This is in addition to the Cultural Connection fee.