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The First Canadian President Of The United States
In a solo work, everything depends on the performer, and audiences are in good hands in The First Canadian President of the United States.
Moored by the impressive acting, both emotionally and physically, of Priscilla Yakielashek, this one-woman show, set in 2084, chronicles the rise to power of Kimberly White-White, the Palin-esque leader of North America. Futuristic details, like Kimberly’s speech being downloaded directly into a brain chip by her now-rogue speechwriter, are coupled with political satire to an intriguing, if overlong, end.
Playwright Jem Rolls does not foresee good things in our political future, where politicians win with silence and China reigns supreme, but if he could be more succinct and less pedantic in the telling, this tale would dazzle.
— Barb Stewart
From the Fringe program:
Meet Kimberley White-White. She's a very nice girl and she likes to run. Watch as she runs right across Canada and straight into Parliament. Then gasp as she and her bad Daddy, and her chutney-loving husband Todd, run from Sussex Drive right to the very top, higher than any Canadian has ever gone before.
Nancy McAlear directs Priscilla Yakielashek in a fast-paced satirical farce from Fringe favourite Jem Rolls.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Under 12 not admitted.
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM CDT: