Bill Clinton Hercules

In the midst of telling his life story through retelling Seamus Heaney's Cure at Troy (a retelling of Sophocles' Philoctetes), the 42nd President is overcome with the errors of neoliberalism.
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Bill Clinton Hercules

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  • David Hansen:
    17 Apr. 2021
    This full-length play is a beautifully and believably written soliloquy, the theme of which is Bill Clinton's comparison between himself and Hercules, the demigod who returns to earth to instruct and lament man’s inability to abandon hate and mistrust for peace. Here the master orator, code-switching as necessary, between Bubba and William Jefferson Clinton, espousing his love of Arkansas watermelon at one moment, and Nelson Mandela the next. This monologue is gripping, compelling, and even a bit maddening, much like the man himself. Highly recommended!

Development History

  • Commission
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    Theatre Tours International commissioned a play about Bill Clinton to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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    2014

Production History

  • Professional
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    Arkansas Repertory Theater
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    2017
  • Professional
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    Theater Passe Muraille, Toronto
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    2016
  • Professional
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    Park Theatre, London
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    2016
  • Professional
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    Adelaide Fringe
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    2016
  • Professional
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    Theatre Tours International
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    2014