Prismal Productions presents a gender-bending recreation of excerpts from three of 2016’s deeply contentious presidential debates. More…
Could experiencing what the two U.S. presidential candidates said and how they said it—but with the genders inverted—cause people to revisit their own personal biases and develop insights or a different perspective? An actor performs the text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton, but as a male Democratic candidate named Jonathan Gordon, and an actress performs the text, gestures, and movements of Donald Trump, but as a female Republican candidate named Brenda King. The experience includes an opportunity for audiences to share their thoughts and impressions in a facilitated discussion immediately following each performance.
See it if you can get past being depressed about what might have been and are open to a truly eye opening experience.
Don't see it if you're comfortable with our political leadership and don't want to think about it anymore.
See it if wonderful performances by the two leads. thought-provoking experiment. intimate venue. resonant social issues.
Don't see it if the post-show discussion was fun, but could vary based on audiences. not a traditional show -more like a class/thought exercise.
See it if You ever thought there was more to the presidential race then meets the eye. This production explores how the public captured these debates
Don't see it if You do not have an open mind to how gender played a role for each candidate. This show should be viewed without predjudice and bias opinion.
See it if You like shows that make you think, are in to politics, interested in gender identity.
Don't see it if You want to watch something flashy, doesn't require thinking, or are not into politics.
See it if you enjoy a very clever take on the 2016 debates and a gender reversal that really works. The actors took over the roles very well.
Don't see it if you can't look past your political biases.You need to look at these candidates with a fresh eye. A woman can be powerful and effective.
See it if you want an eye opening theatrical experience based on real life experiences and people ; you like politics;
Don't see it if you are looking for a plot with characters and a story - this is a re-enactment of real life.
See it if Interested in seeing how (or if) gender affects perception of message
Don't see it if 2nd part of show is audience responses. Many have little to do with the performance and instead recitations of persons dislike of candidate
See it if you voted or didn't vote in the last election. You are still in shock from the outcome. You wonder if the medium is the message.
Don't see it if you don't want to listen to or participate in the post show discussion. You don't want to improve your President picking skills.
See it if You want to rethink the 2016 presidential debate from the perspective of gender, performance and politics.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by the election and don't want to think anything about it.
See it if You want an eye-opening take on the 2016 election. Simple concept but executed perfectly. The dnc should see this. It may help in 2020
Don't see it if It's not a real play and it's very short. It's a reenactment of parts of the Hillary v. Trump debates with the genders reversed.
See it if you want to revisit the past election debates to scrutinize its other aspects & share opinions about it in the talk back after the show.
Don't see it if you are closed minded politically.
See it if You have any interest in better understanding the way both the gender and the ethos of the 2016 presidential candidates effected your view.
Don't see it if You can't stand anything remotely political or feel even hearing the words of the debate again would be traumatic.
See it if the premise of having a woman reenact Trump and a man reenact Clinton during the presidential debates interests you. The acting is superb.
Don't see it if you don't want to think, don't want to reconsider your own biases, don't like politics, don't like talk backs (every performance has one).
See it if you have seen the debates since the election but still don't understand how trump won.
Don't see it if you are very one sided and don't care to think of the debates critically from another point of view.
See it if You need more closure after the last election; answer the question whether Hillary's gender mattered; after-show discussion was helpful
Don't see it if It's too soon for you to revisit the topic; people on either side would probably find some insight through seeing this reenactment