Alexandra Petri’s U.S. History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)

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Alexandra Petri’s U.S. History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)

  • Ages 21+
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Alexandra Petri: US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) ・ Tuesday, April 11・6:30pm Doors・7:30pm Show

By The Bell House

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, April 11 · 7:30pm EDT.


The Bell House 149 7th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11215



  • Alexandra Petri

More Performers

  • Alexis Coe
  • Annie Rauwerda

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Ages 21+
  • Mobile eTicket

Join Alexandra Petri and historian Alexis Coe as they bring the past to life with a night of historical gossip, choose-your-own-adventure, powerpoints, and trivia.


Alexis Coe

Annie Rauwerda (Depths of Wikipedia)

Each book bundled ticket includes a signed copy of US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up), to be picked up at the event. Mask-wearing is recommended to attend this event. Ages 21+. This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

If you’re going to lie about the past, you might as well make up lies that are fun! Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri is perhaps America’s most beloved political satirist. Her new, side-splitting work of historical humor uses imagined documents to create a laugh-out-loud, irreverent takedown of our nation’s complicated past.

From the Spanish conquistadors to the Salem witch trials, from Paul Revere’s ride to the exclamation mark in Oklahoma!, Alexandra Petri’s U.S. History presents a deranged timeline in which John and Abigail Adams try sexting, the March sisters from Little Women are sixty feet tall, Nicola Tesla’s friends stage an intervention when he falls in love with a pigeon, and Susan Sontag goes to summer camp. A witty, absurdist satire of the last 500 years, Petri’s “historical fan fiction” shows why she has been hailed as “genius,”* a “national treasure,”** and “one of the funniest writers alive.”***

*Olivia Nuzzi, Katha Pollitt

**Julia Ioffe, Katy Tur, John Scalzi, Chuck Wendig, Jamil Smith, and Susan Hennessey

*** Randall Munroe

Alexandra Petri is a humorist and columnist for the Washington Post and author of Alexandra Petri's US History and Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, a Thurber Prize finalist. Her satire has also appeared in McSweeney’s and the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts and Murmurs. She lives in Washington, DC.

Bar Opens at 5:00 PM

6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Show

Tickets $30 (Book Included)

Ages 21+

*This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection

About the organizer

Organized by
The Bell House

Nestled squarely between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. The Bell House is a state of the art 8,000 square foot facility with separate performance space and lounge. Crafted out of a 1920’s printing factory and featuring an 88 foot long, 25 foot high magnificent wooden barrel vault ceiling, The Bell House has become a major hub for arts and performance in Brownstone Brooklyn.