by Theatre en Bloc
Sep. 08 - Sep. 25, 2016
Think this presidential election year, 2016, is nutty? This play is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships and how easy it is to believe truths without facts. A laugh-out-loud night at the theatre that will shine a little perspective on the current political campaigns.
THE TOTALITARIANS, starring Barbara Chisholm, is a hilarious new comedy about right and wrong, sex and success, truth and the lies we choose to believe.
Francine, the ambitious speechwriter for a rich housewife’s vanity campaign for public office, has stumbled upon pure gold: a perfectly patriotic slogan. Even though it is totally meaningless and her doctor husband disapproves, Francine quickly realizes that with this slogan, she can turn the campaign around and make her unpredictable, gaffe-prone candidate electrifyingly powerful—and finally, just maybe, get herself out of Nebraska.
"ONE OF THE MOST INTENSELY INSANE PIECES OF COMIC WRITING TO TAKE THE STAGE IN A VERY LONG TIME" -DC Metro Theatre Arts
"Nachtrieb's story of ambition run amok, scruples gleefully discarded, and desperate sexual desire is the funniest original script I have seen in ages." -Advocate
Theatre en Bloc's THE TOTALITARIANS by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has a killer cast:
Barbara Chisholm Faires as Penny
Aaron Johnson as Ben
André Martin as Jeffrey
Elizabeth Doss as Francine
Directed by Jenny Lavery
This script is insanely funny!
Poster by Scottie Ferguson
Photography by Jared Slack
September 08 - September 25, 2016
2211-A Hidalgo Street
near Robert Martinez and E. 7th Street, behind Joe's Bakery
Austin, TX, 78702
Thursdays - Sundays at 8 p.m. at the Off Center
Tickets sliding scale $0 - $35, available via 512 522-4083 or via www.TheatreEnBloc.org.
8:00 PM | Thursday, Sept 8 | Preview (SOLD OUT)
8:00 PM | Friday, Sept 9 | Official Opening
8:00 PM | Saturday, Sept 10 | Rock-the-Vote Pre-Show
8:00 PM | Sunday, Sept 11 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Thursday, Sept 15 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Friday, Sept 16 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Saturday, Sept 17 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Sunday, Sept 18 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Thursday, Sept 22 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Friday, Sept 23 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Saturday, Sept 24 | Post-Show Discussion
8:00 PM | Sunday, Sept 25 | Closing Night
SEATING IS LIMITED - DON'T WAIT TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS!