Prez's New Clothes

Book By: Stephen Murray
Play #: 1275
Pages: 36 pgs
Cast: 5 m, 10 w, 7 flexible

Here is a hip, contemporary version of "The Emperor's New Clothes," complete with election politics and news media spin. President William Lee is too busy with international politics to worry about whether his striped tie clashes with his plaid pants and argyle socks. His devoted wife is understanding but the media sure take a stab at his wardrobe, as does his election opponent, Horace Grinchley, and Horace's overly-ambitious campaign manager, Myrna Snerd. The two get several people to pose as wardrobe consultants to strip President Lee down to his "bare" essentials, and have him deliver a nationally-televised debate in a suit visible only to loyal constituents. Add to the campaign fever a salami-hoarding terrorist, an environmental fanatic, plus a patriotic, chaotic bevy of reporters, White House staff, and secret service agents. This fun-filled, satirical comedy takes an old tale and, "dressed up in new clothes," reveals a surprising relevance for our media-driven times. (Musical version entitled "The President's New Clothes.")

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