This Pulitzer Prize-winning Gershwin classic takes a satirical look at a presidential election and possible impeachment. This concert presentation features WCU's Concert Choir, Asheville's finest symphonic musician, and Western's talented musical theatre students.
Obama? McCain? No! Wintergreen for President!
This all-American political satire focuses on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen, whose party, lacking a viable platform, runs on love, promising that if elected he will marry the partner chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. When he falls for Mary Turner (a campaign secretary who bakes a mean corn muffin) instead of Diana Deveraux (the fairest flower of the South and winner of the pageant), trouble begins!
With politicians skewered right and left – including a Vice President who wanders the White House unrecognized by his own staff – “Of Thee I Sing” is an hilarious and timeless send-up of national institutions that is as relevant as ever. (It even features its own impeachment proceedings!)
Patrick Detloff as John P. Wintergreen
Christy Waymouth as Mary and Leslie Putnam Diana Devereaux