Dictators 4 Dummies

Written by: Christopher Shorr

Performed by: The Touchstone Ensemble


April 5-15, 2018
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8p, Sun. @ 2p

Tickets:
Adults - $25
Students & Seniors - $15

Thursdays, Touchstone offers Pay-What-You-Will tickets as available at the door. Regularly priced tickets may still be purchased in advance to guarantee seats.

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The Tyrants of Tomorrow Telethon wants YOU for its live studio audience! Join hosts Carlo Supremo and Jefe Pablo, with their eclectic collection of dictatorial celebrity guests, for a satirical send up of the art of tyranny in this biting original musical comedy. Take a seat, put on your nose glasses, display your patriotic colors, and support the dictators of the future – they can’t do it without your help.  (No experience with repressive regimes necessary)

In 2014, Touchstone Ensemble Member Christopher Shorr conceived of an open-ended artistic project, then titled “The Fascist Playbook,” following a conversation with a Hungarian colleague about the rise of fascism in her country. All the warning signs she shared seemed so obvious – didn’t people recognize what was happening? Last year, Shorr started turning the project into a musical for an American audience. Now a 90-minute dark comedy, featuring Christopher alongside fellow Ensemble Members Jp Jordan, Mary Wright, and Emma Ackerman, Dictators 4 Dummies explores the common tactics of authoritarian regimes and the importance of resisting the rise of would-be dictators.