Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular

Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular
a vaudevillean collaboration
by Greg Allen, Sheila Callaghan, Bridget Carpenter, Eric Coble, Richard Dresser, Michael Friedman, Hilly Hicks, Jr.

Productions (6)
  • Satirical musical comedy
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m (10-30 actors possible: 5-15 f, 5-15 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.

Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular
a vaudevillean collaboration
by Greg Allen, Sheila Callaghan, Bridget Carpenter, Eric Coble, Richard Dresser, Michael Friedman, Hilly Hicks, Jr.

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Productions (6)
  • Satirical musical comedy
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m (10-30 actors possible: 5-15 f, 5-15 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.

The Astounding Krispinsky! The All-American Feminem! The Amazing Screaming Vegan, the Formerly Amazing Bob, and Mr. McBuffer the Renegade Puppet! With American culture and politics growing increasingly surreal, Actors Theatre of Louisville commissioned seven marquee playwrights to create a variety-show satire in the grand old vaudeville tradition -- from ventriloquists to contortionists to Lady Liberty on a trapeze. With songs!

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

The Astounding Krispinsky! The All-American Feminem! The Amazing Screaming Vegan, the Formerly Amazing Bob, and Mr. McBuffer the Renegade Puppet! With American culture and politics growing increasingly surreal, Actors Theatre of Louisville commissioned seven marquee playwrights to create a variety-show satire in the grand old vaudeville tradition -- from ventriloquists to contortionists to Lady Liberty on a trapeze. With songs!

  • Satirical musical comedy
  • 80 - 95 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m (10-30 actors possible: 5-15 f, 5-15 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Minimal.

Published Reviews

"A smart, funny show that channels the neurotic anxiety of a culture crumbling onto its own ideals and converts it into humor and laughs... Uncle Sam's liberates itself from political mockery to true satirical commentary. Vaudevillian in nature, the show goes beyond random acts of entertainment and develops a cohesive idea and psychological picture of our time."

Frank Kuzler, NYTheatre

"Actors Theatre of Louisville has resurrected old vaudeville/burlesque routines to let them cavort satirically with a cast of mind readers, contortionists, magicians, comedians, knife throwers, ventriloquists, singers, trapeze artists, dancers, and minstrel show performers. Viewing the excesses of the Bush Administration through a prism of absurdity makes the fast-paced, joke-filled format devastatingly effective and piquant."

Charles Whaley, TotalTheatre.com

Production History

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NOV 12, 2010 - NOV 13, 2010
Screaming Monkeys
Toronto, ON Canada
Screaming Monkeys Toronto, ON Canada
JUL 07, 2010 - JUL 10, 2010
Middlebury Actors Workshop
Weybridge, VT United States
Middlebury Actors Workshop Weybridge, VT United States
FEB 13, 2009 - FEB 22, 2009
The Synergy Ensemble Theatre
Commack, NY United States
The Synergy Ensemble Theatre Commack, NY United States
JUL 06, 2006 - JUL 08, 2006
Manhattan Comedy Collective
New York, NY United States
Manhattan Comedy Collective New York, NY United States
AUG 01, 2005 - AUG 31, 2005
New York Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
MAR 25, 2005 - APR 03, 2005
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
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MAR 25, 2005 - APR 03, 2005
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States