Written by Sean Cunningham
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Conceived by Sean Cunningham and Alex Timbers
Directed by Alex Timbers
Presented by Les Freres Corbusier and Sally Cade Holmes
Featuring Damian Baldet, James Barry, Alex Boniello, Erica Dorfler, James Nathan Hopkins, Talene Monahon, and Larry Tobias
Choreography: Danny Mefford
Set Design: Amanda Stephens
Costume Design: Asta Hostetter and Paloma Young
Sound Design: Cody Spencer
Video Design: Daniel Brodie and Jake Pinholster
Graphic Design: Rex Bonomelli
Production Photographer: Joan Marcus
Produced at Abrons Arts Center in December 2014.
Most Americans think two things about Herbert Hoover:
1. He was one of our worst Presidents.
2. He's dead.
Hoover takes the stage to prove you wrong on both counts. Elvis' iconic 1968 “Comeback Special” serves as direct inspiration for Herbert's own interactive, badass concert resurrection. Our nation's 31st Commander-in-Chief is tanned, rested, and ready to rock your balls off... and just maybe save America in the process.
Award-winning downtown theater company Les Freres Corbusier wages an argument for one of our most incorrectly maligned leaders in this uproarious new concert performance piece declaring the road to economic recovery is paved with rockabilly.