I’m Gonna Kill the President! A Federal Offense, a political farce stage play that was performed in New York during the Republican National Convention last August, and which offered free admission to Republican delegates, is now on a national tour and is scheduled to hit Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Tickets are $15 for general admission.
Approximate showtimes (show organizers are deliberately vague about the show’s specific details for effect) are around 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 11th
The play blends the style of the Yippies, the Muppets and Dario Fo to tell the story of a confused college student who falls for a radical prankster with a plan to overthrow the government, according to Highways.
The play with the dangerously subversive and provocative name attracted the attention of the Secret Service, according to a Fox television news report during the Republican National Convention in New York, and was bound to enrage right wing pundits.
Diatribes against the production were made by conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on their radio programs.
The production is put on by a theater troupe called the Imagination Liberation Front, led by “Hieronymous Bang.”
Its actors perform in disguises such as chicken suits, military outfits and Abu Ghraib prison abuse-inspired garb as they parody all aspects of conservative culture in the United States and rail against the Iraq War.
Thus far the show’s creators have not been charged with a crime over the name of the production, for although it is illegal to threaten the president, that threat must be a “serious threat,” explains attorney Ron Kuby.
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