The Strangerer by Mickle Maher
The 2004 presidential debate mixed with Albert Camus' THE STRANGER...seriously.
Multi-award-winning Ken Webster and Robert Pierson team up to portray Senator Kerry and President Bush in this darkly hilarious satire that follows on the heels of Cap T and Mickle Maher's smash hits THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS (Austin Critics' Table Best Comedy Nomination) and SPIRITS TO ENFORCE (Austin Critics' Table Best Drama Award).
The final debate of the 2004 presidential election suddenly takes a wickedly funny turn as Mickle Maher masterfully infuses parts of Albert Camus' The Stranger — an absurdist novel about murder— into the night's proceedings (sounds crazy right?). Bush and Kerry are bizarrely forced to grapple with predetermined murder, their inner psyche, and the power of theatre.
No need to brush up on your Camus or even swear political allegiance before coming to what will be the most memorable debate you have ever witnessed.
Running Time: 95 minutes without intermission.
John Kerry - Ken Webster
President George Bush - Robert Pierson
"Brilliant is a word to avoid.. 'Brilliant' should make you think of a gem - something that shines through cutting. The Strangerer is practically all sharp edge... a freakish, perfect, hilarious play."
— Centerstage Chicago
"Think you couldn't sit through one more political debate?
Think again. The Strangerer is likely the most bizarre and hilarious one you'll ever experience."
- Houtson Press
Hyde Park Theatre
511 W 43rd St
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May 28th-30th 2015, Jun 4th-6th 2015, Jun 11th-13th 2015, Jun 18th-20th 2015, Jun 25th-27th 2015 at 8:00pm