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Stage Left Theatre Presents
October 25 - November 20, 2022

  a new play by Dolores Díaz


directed by Anna C. Bahow
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A charlatan doctor rises to power by peddling a radical remedy in the days before medical regulation in the U.S. Man of the People explores the U.S. love affair with charlatans and their existence in the space between symptom and cause of public folly.

MAN OF THE PEOPLE is inspired by the true story of John Brinkley, an American “doctor” that grew to notoriety for selling a cure for male impotence in the 1920s. Bolstered to fame through radio, Brinkley earned the adoration of many but made an enemy of Chicago’s Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association who sought to hold him accountable for his quackery. Despite numerous attempts to thwart him, Brinkley wriggled away from consequence, creating his own reality, and announcing his political candidacy before the final showdown with Fishbein.

October 25 through November 20
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @8pm; Sundays @2pm
A special performance on Monday, November 14, 2022
will feature the understudies of the production.
All performances at Chicago Dramatist - 1105 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago.


Understudies: TBA

Production Team

Assist. Director/ Stage Manager: 

Kyle Aschbrenner*

Production Manager: Eric Cope
Lighting Designer:Ellie Humphrys
Costume Designer: Andrés Mota

Intimacy Designer: Charlie Baker

Sound Designer: Hannah Foerschler

Technical Director / Scenic Designer: 

Jonathan Berg-Einhorn
Dramaturg: TBA

Artistic Director: Bobbi Masters

*Ensemble Member     †Stage Left Artistic Associate     ^Stage Left Staff

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