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It’s In The Bag

February 20 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$10 – $35

It’s In The Bag


Adapted and Directed by Rachel Karp
February 20-23

George: Gracie, coming down
to the studio today I saw a big
banner saying, “Send Gracie to
Washington.” What does this mean?
Gracie: Well, George,
I’ll let you in on a secret.
I’m running for president.
George: But in the entire history
of the United States, there’s never
been a woman president.
Gracie: Yeah, isn’t that exciting?
I’ll be the first one.

In 1940, a famous comedienne by the name of Gracie led one of the greatest radio pranks of all time: a “run” for president of the United States. It’s in the Bag puts together highlights of Gracie’s prank with the lowlights from the dozens of real campaigns women have run for U.S. President. Old time radio soundstage magic, classic and contemporary misogyny, and a whole lot of campaign pins prick through decades of U.S. political noise to ask: how long will a woman running for president still be just a joke?

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
$10 – $35
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://drama.cmu.edu/box-office/in-the-bag/

Venue

Helen
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15213 United States
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Website:
https://drama.cmu.edu/about/facilities/