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Playgoers of Lethbridge: “Daisy” by Sean Devine
February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 22, 2020
Playgoers of Lethbridge
Main Stage Production of “Daisy” by Sean Devine
February 19 – 22, 2020 | time to be determined
Sterndale Bennett Theatre
1002 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
Tickets Available at Enmax Centre & Yates Memorial Theatre
One commercial – maybe one man – fundamentally changed how we elect our leaders. Daisy presents the moment in TV history when the age of negative advertising was dropped into our lives. As a nation contemplates war, distracted by the packaging of a seemingly peaceful U.S. president, the Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency is immersed in its own crisis. At the nexus of it all sits eccentric sound man and legendary communications guru Tony Schwartz.
Set during the 1964 U.S. presidential election, while brutal race riots erupted across America, a group of Madison Avenue ad men working for President and presidential candidate Lyndon Johnson unleash the most powerful political commercial ever conceived, the “Daisy” ad. War was the objective. Peace was the bait. Everyone got duped.
Winner of Broadway World Seattle Critic’s Choice Award for Best New Play (2016)
Nominated for Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play (2016)