New York City
Imagine: You are a Republican. You are in NYC, the city which has, in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, unfurled a fabulous media campaign featuring the tag line “Make Nice, New York” with the beloved Ed Koch as its spokesperson. You are comforted by the blitzkrieg of hoopla generated to encourage those ever-stalwart New Yorkers to help you enjoy this fair city while you nominate President George W. Bush to continue his shining presidency. You need a place to relax and refresh after bobbing and weaving to avoid all those mildly annoying protestors. You come to Vital Theatre, for some succor.
Each Thursday this summer, Vital Theatre provides entertainment of the most amusing sort, from ballads to belly dancing, stand-up to theatre pieces – all in the spirit of Making the Republicans Feel Welcome. Classic tuxedoed host(s) treat guests to patter and piano, in a cabaret atmosphere, introducing an ever-changing variety of acts from around the city. (Granted, the Republicans won’t actually BE HERE yet. But hey, it’s theatre. It’s pretend.) It’s an evening’s entertainment with a political edge brought to you by the rarely-Republican artists at Vital Theatre Company.