Shelter Entertainment and Hello Larry present a dramatic mock trial of former U.S. President George W. Bush for war crimes—and audience members get to decide if he's guilty! More…
For the first time in history, an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. Will our 43rd President be found guilty of launching an illegal war that caused civilian deaths, spawned the growth of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and inspired the use of brutal torture? Or will he leave a free man? 'The Trial of an American President' takes you inside a heated courtroom, where George W. Bush defends himself as a jury selected from the audience determines his fate.
See it if you can suspend disbelief on how he gets to the trial and concentrate on what happens there. Well done effort to display both sides.
Don't see it if you can't get past the initial premise.
See it if You are interested in politics. It's an interesting concept and it's well acted, points for cleverness.
Don't see it if Politics don't interest you, you aren't interested in a "what if?" scenario, or don't want to think about 9/11 and the events that followed
See it if you do not agree with the war in Iran and need a catharsis or you enjoy hypothetical political situations based on true events.
Don't see it if you are a fan of George W Bush (I felt it was mostly one-sided) or if the subjects of politics and war do not interest you.
See it if you want a biased and simplistic presentation of complex historical events. Would have been a great idea if a compelling debate was written
Don't see it if you are irritated by biased and simplistic presentation of historical events and characters. there is no argument made for or by Bush. Bore
See it if you'd like to see George W. Bush on trial for war crimes with a jury of audience members declaring a verdict. 8-1 guilty the night I went.
Don't see it if you can't stand the thought of an actor playing "W' trying to defend himself before the world court, along with videos of significant events
See it if are interested in play about geo bush presidency and what would happen if he was put on trial years after gulf war
Don't see it if not a fan of political drama or interested in george bush
See it if Provocative ,absorbing ,involving theater. It made me think. Very well done. And it's a great question 'what if'?
Don't see it if If you don't want to think about history in those years
See it if Great acting interesting concept with Bush defending himself although when I went the verdict was guilty.
Don't see it if If you don't want to get upset with the war and even what is going on in today's political scene,
See it if you're a political junkie who is well-versed in the Bush years, you like audience participation, you like talky shows
Don't see it if you aren't interested in politics, you need something zippy with a lot of plot, you can't handle discussion of war crimes
See it if You want to see a different viewpoint of a well know personality.
Don't see it if You don't like politics or you don't want to get another person's view of known facts.
See it if You interested in being part of a tribunal to condemn the Bush/Chaney administration for war crimes....quite engaging
Don't see it if You believe that Bush/Chaney are innocent and/or you do not like political plays
See it if you are interested in history and hearing why a president may have made certain decisions and the impact a vice president actually has
Don't see it if you dont like politics
See it if You want to see a completely unbelievable scenario manipulated to try and somehow produce an unbiased trial.
Don't see it if unless you have an overwhelming urge to see George W Bush say and do things that he would never say or do.
See it if You enjoy theatre based on historical events. You enjoy theatre that centers around politics and policy. I found this play riveting.
Don't see it if You are looking for a satire of the Bush Presidency. Listening to a recital of the Bush Era war crimes in a courtroom setting would disturb.
See it if You had strong opinions about the Bush presidency but are open to having your ideas challenged. It's a masterful drama that makes you think.
Don't see it if You would be bored watching a "mock" trial, don't want to consider another POV, can't face the horrors of the Iraq war, intense imagery.
See it if You are interested in circumstances regarding the Iraq war, or in a generally well-acted but rather simplistic analysis of political events.
Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable questioning the decisions of George W. Bush, or if you dislike plays about politics or war.
See it if you are open to reviewing and re-evaluating some very troubling activities related to war.
Don't see it if on days when you are totally fed up with politicians and deceit
See it if you like plays based in recent history & current events. If you like shows with a courtroom feel. 9 Members of the audience acts as jury.
Don't see it if you were a Bush supporter or staunch republican. The writer is a bit skewed toward guilt. Tony Carlin does a passable Bush impersonation.