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Lincoln 2020

ensemble theatre · spacewhale theatre company · Ages 13+ · 90 mins · United States of America

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MATTHEW ROBINSON encore judge certified reviewer June 18, 2019
Taking a premise that could have been fumbled in the wrong hands and making it into an exceptional and poignant show that will challenge the audience to reconsider the power of political nostalgia and what it truly means to be a good fit for leadership. The show is as funny and clever as it is thoughtful. Just when you think you know where it's going there is a quick and sharp turn that leads to more delightful insight and comedy. The cast does a great job I enjoyed all the characters and felt every performance added to the overall show. Holiday Kinard has written an excellent script filled to the brim with humor and wit. Colleen Labella has the difficult task of balancing all of this as the director, and she nails it! Putting it all tog... full review
LESLYE HEADLAND certified reviewer June 08, 2019
A comedy on par with Veep with just enough absurdism and satire to keep you guessing and entertained. ... full review
MONIQUE LEBLEU the los angeles beat, better lemons certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: political · satire · comedy
...Mirroring the debacle that was the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, this pointed satire asks a pretty good “What if" on a number of contemporary political, social, racial and LGBT issues in the aftermath of 2016–a blame for which we must both sling and shoulder–and all the while managing to be pretty damn funny... (For more see article link attached.)... full review
KELLEY PIERRE certified reviewer June 26, 2019
Lincoln 2020 is a wildly entertaining piece of poignant theatre. The structure does lend itself more to film than stage but usually that results in losing our attention or taking us out of the piece- and I was all in for the entire ride! Holiday Kinard peppers in these wonderful little moments that give us worlds of backstory in a single sentence, elevating this outrageous comedy to something unexpectedly heartfelt.... full review
BEN HETHCOAT certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: best · excellent · fun · political · smart
Political junkies and theatre lovers alike will relish in the wonk and weeds as Allie Leonard (Tess Baker) takes you behind-the-scenes of Lincoln’s 2020 campaign. A must-see production with one of HFF’s strongest ensembles.... full review
BILLY RAY BREWTON certified reviewer June 24, 2019
After reading some less than hospitable reviews about this piece, I tried to go in with an open mind. Thank goodness I did. What a riot this show was. Relevant, hysterical, well-written and directed. This was a Fringe standout. Any reviewer who objectively disliked this piece must have been watching a different show. ... full review
KENNETH KLIMAK certified reviewer June 15, 2019
I was not told anything about this show prior to seeing it. The opening monologue tells you everything you need to know to be swept away on this crazy fun journey. I absolutely loved this show. The concept is so out there, but so intelligently written, and so beautifully performed by this excellent ensemble cast, that as the lights were fading for the final curtain, I found myself wanting to stay in the world the writer, director and cast had just created.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 22, 2019
Have we truly reached the point where it doesn't matter what the candidates believe but only how well they are known?  This show examines that question with an irreverent look at Presidential elections, and features an all-star ensemble cast to achieve that vision.... full review
TAYLOR SCHLOSSBERG certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: quick · smart · political · quirky · fun
Lincoln 2020 was brilliantly acted and written! It was hilarious, smart, and fun from start to finish. An absolute must see.... full review
LAWRIE CHIARO SMYLIE certified reviewer June 06, 2019
tagged as: Don’t miss it!
The show was terrific! Brilliant writing by Holiday Kinard. The story was very funny and full of surprising twists and turns. Don’t miss it!... full review