Written by American cartoonist, satirist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jules Feiffer, The White House Murder Case is side-splittingly funny. In 1969 and 1970, Jules Feiffer won the Obie Award and Outer Circle Critics Award for his plays Little Murders and The White House Murder Case.
Written 40 years ago and set 40 years in the future, this incisive satire was aimed at the war posture of the United States of the future. America is at war with Brazil (Yes, where the nuts come from!) and things are not going well. Trumps verbal attacks on Mexico make this a frighteningly realistic proposition.
On the eve on an election, the President is worried about how to explain the presence of an untested nerve gas in the U.S. ‘peace’ arsenal. While all this madness is happening, a staunch old general, blinded and crippled by war, demonstrates the idiocy of outmoded codes and the cabinet concocts a cock and bull story for the people. And then, the President’s wife is murdered. You will shake your head in wonder.
“Tremendously funny. A witty, wonderful comedy.” WCBS TV
Must finish May 27 so book now to see this
Here’s what the Critics are saying:
This is a significant play that makes reference to some political dynamite, coupled with a sensational performance, so be sure to book tickets, if you still can. – Broadway World
The two Eustice brothers are well known to Adelaide theatre lovers and their face-off in this play is astonishingly realistic and powerful. – Stage Whispers
This is what theatre is all about. What a gripping and rewarding night. What wonderful performances. How fast time can fly. – The Barefoot Review
Michael Eustice (Tom), Tracey Walker (Angela) and Fahad Farooque (Hazem)
Tracey Walker again shows why she is one of Adelaide’s best actresses – a beautiful performance as the passionate, empathic mother, representing the best that migration to Australia has brought us. – Stage Whispers
Complete with an excellent cast and a strong creative team, this Adelaide premiere is one not to miss – unless, of course, you’re afraid of a little controversy. – Adelaide Theatre Guide
Brant Eustice (Eggs)
Red Phoenix Theatre’s Two Brothers succeeds with fine acting by real-life brothers, Michael and Brant Eustice … Well, not only are they fine actors, but they are indeed brothers, Michael and Brant Eustice, and the chemistry between them is electric….Two Brothers deserves a wide audience. – The Advertiser
Directed by Robert Kimber, TWO BROTHERS features a cast of popular and award winning Adelaide actors including Brant Eustice, Michael Eustice, Lyn Wilson, Tracey Walker, Fahad Farooque, Joshua Coldwell, Joshua Mensch, Alicia Zorkovic and Cheryl Douglas.
For a wonderful night of theatre
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