Dictators 4 Dummies

Written by: Christopher Shorr

Performed by: The Touchstone Ensemble

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

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.


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.