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Daisy
By Sean Devine
Directed by Troy Scheid

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Previews
March 25 at 3:00pm

March 28 at 7:30pm
March 29 at 7:30pm
March 30 at 7:30pm

Performances
March 31 – April 29, 2018

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

There is no performance Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday).

Added performance: Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30pm.

There is no performance Saturday, April 28

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

It is the fall of 1964. With a presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad. This ad played only once, but it carved a scar deep into the American psyche. Based on actual people and events, Daisy explores the power of manipulation and the moment in television history that launched the age of negative ad campaigns -- and forever changed how we elect our leaders.

Written by Canadian playwright Sean Devine, Daisy premiered in Seattle at ACT Theatre. His newest play, When There’s Nothing Left to Burn, will premiere at the University of Lethbridge in the fall of 2017. He is currently working on a new play called The Authoritarians for the Resident Ensemble Players in Delaware.

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.


Daisy
Videography by RicOrnel Productions

Part of the Art Events for Daisy

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY – Saturday, March 31 at 6:30pm: Meet Daisy playwright Sean Devine (who will be in town for opening weekend) and hear him speak about the play. Even if you are seeing the play another day, you are welcome to come to the discussion! It's free and open to all. Please RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com.

After-parties following all Saturday night performances: Enjoy a free drink with the cast after the show! Included in ticket price.

Sunday, April 15 following the matinee: Post-show talk by and discussion with John Lienhard, originator of Engines of Our Ingenuity and Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston in Engineering and History. Free and open to all. Even if you're seeing the play another day, you’re welcome to join us. Just plan on arriving at 5:30pm.

 

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