Award-winning square product theatre presents the Regional Premiere of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, in conjunction with the 44 Plays for 44 Presidents National Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.
44 Plays For 44 Presidents is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 44 men who have held the office so far, told in 2-minute plays dedicated to each of the 44 presidencies. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. Beginning with George Washington's almost Eden-like perfection, the scenes shift frequently between the comic and the tragic, from Ben Franklin giving Thomas Jefferson a Borscht Belt-style roast, to the frank portrayal of William Henry Harrison's life as an "Indian slayer," and later the grim onset of the Civil War. Act II starts off the twentieth century with the assassination of William McKinley, moves through a Nixon-praising dance number, a George Bush Sr. mini-musical about dirty campaigning, and arrives at a polarized America in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama plays. Audience members consider their role in shaping the history they've just witnessed, as they are left to ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise...and where it will go next.
The show runs through November 3. at the East Ehater at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Please note: there is no performance Saturday, October 27th as the Dairy is hosting a fundraiser that evening in all spaces.
Ticket prices are: $20 general admission; $16 students/seniors with ID; 2-for-1 October 19 & 25
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance @: thedairy.org or 303/444.7328
Photo Credit: Marla Rutherford
Michelle Moore, Mark Collins, Bradley Spann, Chanel Karimkhani
Ali Janes-Paulsen, Michelle Moore, Bradley Spann, Chanel Karimkhani, Mark Collins
Bradley Spann, Mark Collins, Michelle Moore, Chanel Karimkhani, Ali Janes-Paulsen
Ali Janes-Paulsen, Chanel Karimkhani