The play stars the Palin-inspired president America Bible Spice, who is elected in an American Idol-style competition and subsequently wreaks havoc on the country. You could call this a piece of science fiction, because it tells us the future, says Jennings. Sort of. In Jenningss not-so-distant future, Canada is planning to take over America, and President Spice gleefully passes a law that prohibits people from attaining anything higher than a bachelors degree.
It doesnt lampoon the Republicans, explains Jennings. It lampoons the lunatic fringe that is trying to take over the Republican Party.
Whacking the Turkey will be presented at the Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence Street, through November 12, with performances on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. To buy tickets ($11 on Wednesday, $20-$22 Thursday-Saturday), call 720-280-7058 or visit www.andtototoo.org or www.theatermania.com.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 20. Continues through Nov. 12, 2011