by John Stoehr
I didn't see The Emperor Is Naked? the last time it was running. I won't miss it this time. Even after talking to the directors and actors and other at Deuce Theatre, I'm still not sure what the play is about. So I defer to this snip from Greg Hambrick, City Paper's news editor, introducing his interview with the play's creators:
It's one thing to be nostalgic for mom's apple pie, but another to look back wistfully at the past decade in which a U.S. president bumbled around the world's stage and men with questionable intentions guided him from one calamitous decision to the next. Even after eight years of the Bush administration, the analogy of an emperor without the good sense to realize he's been played for a fool hasn't lost its resonance.
Just to muddy up your expectations all the more, here's some video from Deuce Theatre. Take note of the sponsorship from Sheeple Do, the makers of the Hair 'Do Glue. Just awesome.
The Emperor Is Naked? • $18 • 70 mins • June 2-6 at 7:30 p.m.; June 6 at 2 p.m. • Lance Hall at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. • (888) 374-2656
(Photo by Kevin Hoth)