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Local theater company closes 2007-08 season with political drama

By |2009-04-24T09:00:00-04:00April 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

The Peppermint Creek Theatre Company will present its fifth and final show of their 2007-08 season, the hugely relevant and political drama, “Stuff Happens! The American Secretary of Defense.”
Donald Rumsfeld’s famous response to the looting of Baghdad at a press conference April 11, 2003 provides the title for this new play about the extraordinary process leading up to the invasion of Iraq.
From events which have dominated international headlines for the last three years, David Hare has fashioned both a historical narrative and a human drama about the frustrations of power and the limits of diplomacy. The New Yorker called it “his best political play yet…an exhilarating account of the genesis of the current war in Iraq,” and Newsday said it was “the most significant theatrical artifact yet to grow from our catastrophic times.”
Doak Bloss and Jeff Boerger star as George Bush and Tony Blair, and with a tremendous ensemble cast of 20, “Stuff Happens” is certain to both inspire and engage Lansing audiences during this highly polarized political time.
“Stuff Happens” runs April 24-27 and May 1-3. All shows will be performed at Perspective2, located at 319 E. Grand River in Old Town Lansing. All shows begin at 8 p.m., except the first Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students/seniors). For more information and to order tickets visit or call 517-927-3016.

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