Hoover Comes Alive, the Former President's Rock & Roll Comeback
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Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart, serves up another of her fine Southern-fried comedies. This funny and heartfelt play focuses on Carnelle Scott, a pageant hopeful with a large and dysfunctional family, who believes that winning the Miss Firecracker Contest will restore her reputation and vastly improve her life. But her path to the crown and sash becomes complicated when a cousin, a former Miss Firecracker winner, arrives unexpectedly. San Diego Theatre Critics Circle award-winner Samantha Ginn takes on the title role. Learn More
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Featured review from Yvonne A.
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Go see this one! It is face-paced, fun... edgy and entertaining.... filled with clever dialogue. I can see this play going on to New York. My only two recommendations would be to "lose" the bathroom scene... too gross and not funny. Make better use of the big screens, which were a distraction with nothing happening on them. This was an early page to the stage performance.... so I would love to see it again as more multi-media is implemented. ☆☆☆ Yvonne ☆☆☆
After stewing for 70 years in political disgrace (and presumed death), Herbert Hoover takes the stage in an interactive, rock-infused concert, to reclaim his legacy and save America in the process. Elvis’ classic ‘68 Comeback Special serves as inspiration for Hoover’s rock n’ roll resurrection. This time around he’s going to successfully drag us out of our economic Waterloo, come hell or high water. Award winning company Les Freres Corbusier celebrates the checkered legacy of one of our most vilified presidents in this hilarious new concert performance piece.
Written by Sean Cunningham
Songs by Michael Friedman
Directed by Alex Timbers