“Michael Burns Mansplains Politics (An Inconvenient Powerpoint)” comes at a time when America is divided into warring camps of political forces. Burns clearly has political opinions. This show, however, is about the need for us to come together to get things done.
My conversation with Burns was supposed to be about the show, but ended up being a wide ranging discussion of what is wrong with politics today and what we can do to fix it. We spoke of three specific years, starting with 1968.
Things got a little darker when he brought up 1933; a year in which Hitler rose to power and the world watched while it happened.
I brought the year 2001 into the conversation. I asked him about the way we, as a nation, reacted to the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the fear that followed.
The debut performance of “Michael Burns Mansplains Politics (An Inconvenient Powerpoint)” is on Thursday, November 1st at 7PM at the Mopco Improv Theatre. The theatre is at 10 N. Jay Street in Schenectady. Follow the link for tickets or call 518-577-6726.
If you want to do something about the way things are, you will want to vote next Tuesday. If you live in New York, it’s too late to register. If you are registered, you can find your polling placehere.