Neo-Futurists http://wfpl.org en '44 Plays for 44 Presidents' Takes 'Long View' of the Oval Office http://wfpl.org/post/44-plays-44-presidents-takes-long-view-oval-office <p>“George Washington in the Garden of Eden” opens the show with a creation story. James Garfield’s “Dance of a Thousand Ironies” is a tragic ballet. Thomas Jefferson isn't memorialized, he's roasted, stand-up comedy-style, by Benjamin Franklin.&nbsp;</p><p>The Neo-Futurists of Chicago premiered "43 Plays for 43 Presidents" ten years ago (Actors Theatre of Louisville staged a production in 2008) with a brief play for each occupant of the Oval Office—Grover Cleveland gets two, since his terms weren't consecutive.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:34:14 +0000 Erin Keane 2246 at http://wfpl.org '44 Plays for 44 Presidents' Takes 'Long View' of the Oval Office