Dodo for President

By Mark Eisman

Directed by Mickey Crocker and Jan Levine Thal

A woman in the White House? It's about time! As we barrel through yet another presidential election year, preparing to cast our votes in favor of one of only two viable candidates, StageQ and author Mark Eisman are asking that we consider what it would be like to have an additional, and unconventional, alternative.

StageQ presents the premiere of the play Dodo for President, by New York playwright Mark Eisman. A woman is the front-running candidate to become President of the United States. A big-mouth friend from her past comes out of the woodwork, telling stories that might derail the candidate’s chance of winning. The play is a smart, humane comedy about love, friendship, politics, and telling the truth.

Playwright Mark Eisman attended meetings in Madison to assist with the production, which features local actors: Greg Converse, Mickey Crocker, James Francis, Stephanie Monday, Heather Renken, and Daina Zemliauskas as Dorothy Adamson.

Produced by StageQ at the Bartell Theatre in the Evjue, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

Performances: June 11-26, 2004

Thursday performances are at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $13 each.

Reservations for five and more must be prepaid. Tickets may be purchased through our web site, Reservations may also be made by calling the StageQ information and reservation line: 608.204.0306. Patrons who do not wish to use the online ticket purchase option may make special arrangements with to prepay for tickets at the theater box office.

Reservations are only guaranteed through ticket purchases. Paid reservations will supercede non-paid reservations.

People who attend opening weekend performances on June 11 and 12 will have opportunities to enter the Dodo for President Spectacular Give-away. Two sets of two 2004-2005 season tickets, a pair of tickets to each of the 2004-2005 productions, five Bartell Theatre t-shirts, and two Bartell Theatre gift certificates (valued at $30 each) will be given to people who attend opening weekend performances and enter a drawing. Winners will be announced the week of June 13, 2004. Only people who attend June 11 or 12 performances are eligible to enter the drawing.

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