I’m going to miss Tom “Rampant Lesbianism” Coburn, Oklahoma’s recently retired senator. I mean, there are so many great things he’s done! True, he lacked Sam Brownback’s visual-aid skills, and has always lacked the high-minded intellectualism of James Inhofe. Nevertheless, I always got a kick out of Tom Coburn, and in particular his annual Wastebook, where he calls out all kinds of wasteful spending those liberals get up to. Such as, in the 2014 edition, The TEAM, for RoosevElvis which received $10,000 for “their next run of RoosevElvis at a still-to-be-determined date before May 2015.” Which you can come see as part of the 2015 COIL Festival, where it plays the Vineyard Theater.
As Arizona’s Senator Jeff Flake–for whom bipartisanship is literally a Survivor-esque contest–notes, in the sort of pull-quote most theater companies can only dream of: “What in San Juan Hill is the federal government doing funding this hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin’ waste?”
Truly one for the press kit.
For more recommendations on shows coming up in January, see here.