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SON OF A BITCH

ensemble theatre · beastly prozorovs · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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Review by JOHN BRAHAN

June 09, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

I liked seeing George H. Bush as a disappointed father who can’t keep up with the times rather than a Vice President. I liked seeing the rivalry and bromance between W. and Atwater. It’s cool to see icons played as regular human beings.

What I didn't like

Loved the multi media elements, would have like to see/hear more!

My overall impression

This show ran so smoothly. No hiccups and engaging from start to finish. Lucy Gillespie condenses and explains the complexities of campaigning in a way that any audience member can follow. Her writing humanizes larger than life historical figures and unveils their character in a relatable way. Great writing, great directing, great acting. Political theatre often revolves around idea, but Son of Bitch successfully makes politics about people instead of heady principles. Would see again.

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