Genre: Comedy, Musical
Written by Robert Honeywell, Directed by Moira Stone

Being the necessary and appropriate response to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's suppression of the freedoms and dignity of the European-American settlers and their descendants in the Royal Eastern American Colonies and the inordinate conferring of special favours and privileges on the merciless Indian savages and the former Negro slaves, in the year 2008! Hello, white people. It's just awful being under the thumb of the British. Ever since they slaughtered General Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn, handed our Southern plantations over to the slaves and restricted our settlements to the lands east of the Appalachians, we've had little to celebrate. But Lord Oxford feels your pain. Come to a live taping of Lord Oxford's Hour! where his faithful orphan sidekick Patty O'Pattycake and a merry band of Colonial actors will take your mind off the sorry state of the world through songs, skits and tableaux. Don't worry! Chin up! The Declaration of Independence will live again! In a musical that's Democracy in America meets Alice in Wonderland meets Cabaret, Robert Honeywell brings back many of his actor/collaborators from Every Play Ever Written ("Gleefully funny … a must-see for anyone who has been onstage" New York Times) and Greed: A Musical Love Story ("One of the best new musicals in town" nytheatre.com) in this bouffon-inspired, satire-laced political fantasia. Developed with acclaimed clown teacher Sue Morrison. Orchestrations and additional music by Matt Van Brink played live by an onstage band.

About the Company: The Brick Theater

The Brick Theater, Inc. is a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to nurturing the work of emerging artists at its performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - The Brick. The Brick presents world premieres, monthly performance series and seasonal festivals, expanding Williamsburg's profile as a destination for cutting-edge art and entertainment. The Brick continues to seek new artists and projects, to provide them with a creative home and to serve as Williamsburg's primary incubator of innovative theater arts.

Preview:   10/23/08
Open:   10/25/08
Close:   11/22/08

Thurs - Sat at 8pm
There is an added performance on Tues, Nov 4 at 8pm, followed by watching the elections at The Brick (and free beer!).
Theater:   Brick Theater
Address:   575 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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