avantgardner · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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J. BAILEY BURCHAM theatre theater podcast certified reviewer June 12, 2022
tagged as: extreme · ridiculous · political · satire
I attended this show as an adjudicator for the Theatre Theater Playwright Award, so I'll be focusing mainly on the writing of the piece in this review. Playwright Emma Gardener has taken the collective trauma of America and twisted it into satire. When a group of insurrectionists on January 6th finally find Nancy Pelosi's office they are met by her semi-liberal assistant and plenty of confusion. The audience was with the show right away and there was plenty of laughter and guffaw as we were bombarded with obnoxious political sound-bites that we've come to know well the past few years. The first 20 minutes really chug, and we get the joke right away. The back half however did leave me wondering who the play was for. Are we watching to... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER encore judge certified reviewer June 13, 2022
Smart, engrossing, and funny...not to mention timely.... full review