Part of FringeNYC: In this political satire, populist Becky Roberts and maverick Les Sugarman compete for their party's presidential nomination—despite a history that wasn’t strictly political. When the media forces them to run together, their dream ticket becomes a nightmare. More…
Categories: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Stand-up, Local. From Theatre For America. Written by Ryan Bernsten. Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann; Associate Director: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper.
"In a theater full of people who are likely sick of hearing about politics, 'Dream Ticket' provides a welcome outlet for our joined frustrations...'Dream Ticket' revolves around the highly comical drama that is so innate to modern conservative politics...What I expected to be a night of satirizing the Republican party pleasantly turned into an exciting, thought-provoking glimpse into the changes all Americans can—and should—make in politics." Full Review
"Bernsten's play is sharp. His writing his quick. His characters are rooted in stereotypes. It works for this piece. While poignancy was present, Bernten's platform was first and foremost to entertain the masses. And he did that. While it have relevancy outside this political climate? That's debatable. Taking on these large personas allowed this company to brave politics through humor...Kristin Skye Hoffman smoothly staged the production, allowing the momentum to rarely falter." Full Review
See it if You want to use humor to work through the frustration of yet another election
Don't see it if ...I mean, the show asks you to root for two Republican candidates, and masterfully gives occasion to sympathize with them. Do see it.
See it if You are appalled by the current state of American politics and need a good laugh to relieve the tension.
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor. Also, if you dislike a red, white, and blue color scheme, this show is not for your eyeballs.
See it if want to laugh at the absurdity of our political system, all political stripes equally offended, the ridiculous achieves reality status
Don't see it if can't laugh at the absurdity of our political system & beliefs
See it if You're interested in modern American politc; are amused by pundits' and politicians' hypocrisy; appreciate witty dialogue.
Don't see it if You're offended by political satire
See it if You're ready for politics and a raw vision of political comedy that hits all the right notes.
Don't see it if You lack humor and find yourself offended by everything, ever.