October 5-November 11, 2000
Muckrakers - World Premiere
Written by William Mesnik, directed by Joel Swetow.
Presented by James & Lissa Reynolds and Jasper Productions.
An evening of presidential campaign songs and family dysfunction - a play with music!
Muckrakers follows Bill and Linda, to ex-married, politically opporsed, musicologists, as they wrestle througha concert of songs entitled "I Hear America Straining!". This rollicking fun-filled evening of theater is designed to be enjoyed by all ages...including such political hits as the toe-tapping"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" to "Why Not the Best?" from Jimmy Carter's 1976 campaign. This hit that the L.A. Times calls "A humorous look at musical history...featuring "muckraking moments" and about which the Pasadena Star News states "...the songs are fascinating!".