Jason Roland’s Event Journal

Drunk enough to say 920
Wednesday June 5, 2013 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show Talk at 7:30pm)
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
1 ticket
General Admission

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This event has 3 one-act plays that are all deeply political (a 45-minute on that's anti-US, and two short ones at 15min each that take opposing perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict). All 3 use very distinct speaking styles rather than natural conversation. The named one is primarily bashing US foreign policy interventions over the past several decades, rattling off the names of countries we've bombed, dictators we've propped up then deposed, atrocities committed at Abu Grahib prison, and our indifference to how our economic policies hurt foreign farmers. It is told via the dynamics of a 2-person relationship, with domineering (Uncle) Sam representing the US and (Union) Jack representing the UK (or the rest of the world) and being alternately aroused and repulsed by Sam's machismo. These plays will unsettle many people (how rare to hear anti-US messages), but will make you wrestle with difficult questions that will linger long after the show.