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‘Winning the Future’ – Satirical Musical Review

Presented by the Up & Down Theatre Company

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Up & Down Theatre Company will present their satirical musical review Winning the Future at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, NM at 8pm on April 19th & 20th, at 4pm on April 21st, 2013. Written by and starring Kate Chavez and Lindsey Hope Pearlman alongside Santa Fe jazz piano favorite Robin Holloway, Winning the Future is a playful, eclectic evening of original sketches and songs about America- where we are, and where we’re headed. Equal parts political satire, sketch comedy, and musical theatre, three performers examine the political, economic and social circumstances of our times in a hilarious take on what it means to be American in 2013.

Up & Down is a collaboration that was born out of the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in London, England. As three of only five American students at the school, they discovered a unique, shared perspective as Americans abroad. “One of the provocations we were given at school was to examine our own culture and discover the idiosyncrasies,” says actress/writer Kate Chavez. “We found that we shared a comedic sensibility and decided to collaborate once we all returned to the States.”

“There’s a lot to laugh about when you look at American culture,” adds Pearlman.

Using Obama’s 2011 State of the Union’s invocation that we must “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-hustle the rest of the world in order to win the future,” Up & Down found comedic inspiration by imagining how Americans might do just that. Winning the Future has been ongoing since fall 2011, and this year’s offering will feature a mix of classic Up & Down favorites with brand new material.

 

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