In 1992, Northern Sky Theater (then American Folklore Theatre) first presented And If Elected, a romp through U.S. presidential campaigns from George Washington to the first George Bush. Since then, three more Chief Executives have joined the pantheon.
And If Elected returns to the 2016 fall line-up in anticipation of yet another humdinger election cycle.
“I always get a little over-excited about this particular show. I just can’t help myself since I’m a confessed presidential trivia junkie,” said Jeffrey Herbst, Northern Sky’s artistic director. Herbst’s life-long passion for presidential trivia comes alive in the production.
Compiled by David Peterson, Fred Alley and Herbst, And If Elected takes a lighthearted and occasionally poignant look at the history of the presidential election, telling stories of mudslinging that have surprised and delighted audiences for 20+ years.
The evening promises levity and soft jabs throughout the decidedly bipartisan evening of satire. Numerous campaign songs that have been used as political tools throughout American history are presented with wit and tongue-in-cheek spirit.
The show features Herbst, who has performed in each incarnation of the show, along with veteran Northern Sky performers Jake Endres and Karen Mal.
The show will run for three long weekends at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, Sept. 29 through Oct. 16. Performances are Thursday through Monday at 7:30 pm with matinees Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 1 pm. Tickets are $23 for adults and $13 for students.
Tickets are available at the Northern Sky box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim, by calling 920.854.6117, or visiting NorthernSkyTheater.com.