MARCH 5, 2003
Mark Crispin Miller
"Bush Are 'Us'"A One-Man Show by
Mark Crispin Miller;
@ The Cherry Lane Theater, March - the 9th, 23rd
and 30th, 2003
YORK - March 5 - Mark Crispin Miller, author of "The Bush Dyslexicon"
will be performing his hit one-man show, "Bush Are 'Us,'" at the
Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, in NYC, on select Sunday
evenings, March 9, 23 and 30 at 7:30pm.
these performances are $20 and can be obtained by calling 212-262-7726,
media critic and political commentator, Miller wrote "Bush Are
'Us'" out of frustration with the US press, which, he claims,
has shirked its constitutional obligation to protect American
democracy. Far from keeping a suspicious eye on federal power-the
journalistic task envisioned by the Founding Fathers-the mainstream
press has, in the name of "patriotism" and the "war on terrorism,"
let the Bush administration strip away our basic freedoms. Miller
uses dazzling comic riffs and startling journalistic revelation
to encourage the audience to play an active role "in this all-important
struggle to protect free speech and realize this nation's democratic
view, "American journalism" is threatening to become an oxymoron.
The networks' reporters "are all down on their knees before the
powerful," he says, and, in his view, the print press too has
dropped the ball. Major scandals don't get any coverage whatsoever,
political and corporate malefactors get off easy, while the president
is readily compared to Winston Churchill. Meanwhile, America's
economy is in collapse, the threat of global terrorism is as grave
as ever, and our nation is detested the world over. "If you feel
as if you've lost your mind," says Miller, "you are not alone."
It is, in fact,
specifically for those who feel as if the world has gone insane
that Miller first conceived of "Bush Are 'Us.'" His show is both
hilarious and shocking, terrifying and comforting. Miller, writes
Ari Berman of Editor & Publisher has "returned with a vengeance,
unveiling a provocative, funny, and deeply disturbing one-man
show. While the mainstream press still wants nothing to do with
it, the first four shows have sold out, with three more planned
for March. Can Miller do for political standup what Michael Moore
did for Flint, Mich.?"
"Bush Are 'Us'"
has been garnering tremendous praise and excellent word-of-mouth
as it plays to sold-out audiences in New York City.
information, contact Mark Crispin Miller at 212-998-5188 or Marc
Posnock at 212-864-6656.
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