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October 15, 2008
A musical spoof of the 2000 presidential elections, BALLOTS, will have a limited four-night run this week at the Bartell Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin.

Set at the fictional Everglades High during the year 1986, the playhouse parody pits the characters of "Geoff," a popular figure amongst the school's jocks (played by Jeremy Sonkin), and the prominent nerd "Alex" (played by Jeffery White) against each other in a campaign for the senior class presidency.

Madison native and University of Minnesota Theatre Arts graduate Anthony Lamarr, who is producing Ballots, describes the affair as "a little romance, drama, politics, and some great 80's clichés all combined into one phenomenal show." Although it draws inspiration from and parallels to the 2000 Bush v. Gore debacle in Florida, the production sounds more like Freaks & Geeks meets The Daily Show, with the two main characters forming a behind-the-scenes friendship while their diametrically opposed and influential peer groups turn the election process into "a mess of emotions and controversy."

Dana Pellebon, who directed the highest grossing play in the history of Madison's decades-old experimental Broom Street Theater, will be directing the performances, which will run for four nights, with shows on Wednesday and Thursday October 22-23 at 7:30pm; Friday, October 24th at 9:00am, 12:30pm and 8:00pm; and Saturday, October 25th at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. All tickets are $15 general admission and available at online or at the theater box office.

SEE ALSO: www.ballotsthemusical.com

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