Run Time: Two hours with one intermission

A world premiere based on a true story. While a presidential election is looming, turmoil over civil rights is spilling onto the streets, a fearful ideology is growing from the conservative right, and the threat of nuclear war is palpable. Daisy explores the moment in history where the most infamous political commercial ever made was created by a group of ad-men working for Lyndon B. Johnson and forever changed how we elect our leaders.

Watch the original 1964 ad on youtube.

Produced with support from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. Daisy was partially developed at the Icicle Creek New Play Festival, a program of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

Age Recommendation: 14+ for mature themes
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Photo by Hayley Young Photography

Support provided by    Boeing Small 2

Cast
in alphabetical order

Tre Cotten
Bradford Farwell*
Michael Gotch*
Kirsten Potter*
Connor Toms*
R. Hamilton Wright*
Clifford Lewis
Aaron Ehrlich
Tony Schwartz
Louise Brown
Sid Myers
Bill Bernbach

Creative Team

John Langs
Shawn Ketchum Johnson
Kimberley Newton
Robert Aguilar
Robertson Witmer
Tristan Roberson
Kyle Ahluwalia
JR Welden*
David Hartig
Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Video/Projections Designer
Asst. Lighting Design
Stage Manager
Production Assistant

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Sean Devine is the current Artistic Director of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, as well as a company co-founder. Sean is a playwright, performer, director and theatre producer, and has been involved in most of HHG Theatre’s productions. Sean directed the 2015 Ottawa productions of Re:Union (winner of the Prix Rideau Award for Best English Production, and nominated for a Best Director award) and Suit Up as part of SubDevision. Sean’s first play Re:Union premiered in Vancouver in 2011, was published in 2013, and was presented by the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Sean’s second play Except in the Unlikely Event of War premiered in Vancouver in 2013. His new play Daisy was commissioned by NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre, had a public reading in Toronto with Studio 180 Theatre, and will get its world premiere at ACT in Seattle in July 2016. Sean was recently commissioned to write When There’s Nothing Left to Burn for the University of Lethbridge. Sean was playwright-in-residence at GCTC (Ottawa) in 2014/15.

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