Frank Capra's Witty Drama Meet John Doe at Ford's Theatre
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The last date listed for Meet John Doe was Friday May 18, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Carol Becker
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Great fun! I wouldn't be surprised if, with a little tweaking, this could make it to Broadway.
Based on the film by Frank Capra, this musical adaptation set during the Great Depression has as its hero a fictitious character, John Doe, created out of one reporter’s desperate desire to remain employed. John Doe’s story resonates powerfully with people across the country, and so his creator must find a real man to embody the idea of this growing icon. As powerful forces attempt to use him for their own political gain, the fake John Doe finds his voice by appealing to the best in human nature.
Music by Andrew Gerle, lyrics by Eddie Sugarman
Book by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman
Additional story by Matt August
Directed by Eric Schaeffer