Mr. President

Just when you thought there couldn’t be a bigger creep in the White House, along comes Charles H.P. Smith. “He’s a horrible guy,” says media contact Bob Wells. “Everything he does is bad — greed, torture, blackmail. He’s not based on any one president — wink, wink — but it’s an indictment of the Oval Office in general and how money drives anyone who stays there. It’s one of the first plays in a long time that made me laugh out loud when I read it.” And with the country in seriously dire shape, what better way to forget a little of that mortgage/job/economy stress than poking fun at the absurdities of real life?

Showing at 2 p.m. at the Avenue Theater, 417 East 17th Avenue, November takes place just days before Smith’s apparently doomed bid for a second term. The cast of characters includes a Thanksgiving turkey headed for a presidential pardon, a lesbian speechwriter who wants Smith to marry her and her lover, and a pissed-off Native American bent on assassination.

Tickets are $18 to $22, with a two-for-one discount on Thursdays. The show runs through November 22; for details, call 303-321-5925 or go to www.avenuetheater.com.
Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Nov. 22, 2008

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mark Dragotta

Latest Stories