2008: Red State
Written by Michael Gene Sullivan
Music & Lyrics by Pat Moran
Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan with assistance from Lisa Hori-Garcia
RED STATE featured performers Lisa Hori-Garcia, Robert Ernst, Velina Brown,
Lizzie Calogero, Noah James Butler & Adrian C. Mejia
and band members Joel Fadness, Kevin McHugh & Pat Moran
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Poster Design: Spain Rodriguez
The tornado spins Eugene through the air
Photographer: Liza M Frolkis
Pictured: Bob Ernst
Honors, Reviews and Articles:Nominated - Best Original Script, 2008 - San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critic's Circle
"...Combines red and blue, truth and unreality, political commentary and incisive wit. The results are delicious. 'Red State' is the ideal election fare - sharp and funny, with just enoiugh bite."
Examiner.com - 7/7/08
"Reclaiming red from the dusty color wheel of history... smart and consistantly funny. Brilliantly delivered by a uniformly sharp and charismatic cast - posits FDR's small town America as marooned at Francis Fukuyama's end of history..."
San Francisco Bay Guardian - 7/15/08
"Funny, timely, far-fetched, and packed with sharp political barbs." "Local treasure Velina Brown, as the newly unemployed librarian, kicks the show into high gear with a gospel-infused "Leaving Town."
San Francisco Chronicle - 7/8/08
"The real high point of the show is Pat Moran's score. He has written some great songs about struggling Americans."
SF Theater Examiner - 7/5/08
"The Mime Troupe, we do not do silent mime."
Cool as Hell, pod cast - 7/3/08
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