Politics most funny!
OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Directed by Joe Hendren
Gilbert and Sullivan meet the Marx Brothers in this political satire about the election and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen who runs on the platform of “love” as he promises to marry an all-American girl if folks will vote him into office.
Even your dog likes John P. Wintergreen! Why, even his name sounds presidential!
This hilarious show with music by George and Ira Gershwin and book by George S. Kaufman won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for drama (the first musical to do so) and begs the question, “Which is more important: Corn Muffins or Justice?”
Tickets: $20 Regular $18 Senior/Student
Directed by George S. Kaufman, OF THEE I SING was a smash hit receiving critical and box office success. It opened at the Music Box Theatre on December 26, 1931 and ran for 441 performances--a mammoth run for 1930-31.
OF THEE I SING was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1932. The Pulitzer Prize Committee stated, "OF THEE I SING is not only coherent and well-knit enough to class as a play, but it is a biting and true satire on American politics and the public attitude towards them.... The play is genuine and it is felt the Pulitzer Prize could not serve a better purpose than to recognize such work. Since the Pulitzer Prize was considered a literary award, George Gershwin as composer was not cited! In 1998, at the centennial of his birth, he was posthumously awarded an honorary Pulitzer.
Oct. 25, Thur (7:30 pm)
Nov. 2, Fri (7:30 pm)
Nov. 9, Fri (7:30 pm)
2012 Lakeshore Players Theatre • 4820 Stewart Ave • White Bear Lake, MN 55110 • Box Office: 651-429-5674