Hunter S. Thompson once quipped: “Politics is the art of controlling your environment.” In the fast-paced, foul-mouthed satire POTUS, seven women risk life, liberty and personal sanity to keep an out-of-control President from plunging the world into political chaos.
A brash new farce about the perils of power, POTUS plays in the Firemen’s Kitchen at HCT through November 5th. Please see below for show and ticket availability details.
Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut as Chris, a White House reporter Chris seeking political truth and maternal privacy, is newcomer Jordan Spears.
Spears is a native of Hickory but relocated to Lenoir last year to start a new career as a Validation Specialist for Exela Pharma. Though POTUS is Spears' first foray onto the stage at HCT, she’s previously performed for Foothills Performing Arts in such roles as Queen Alonza in THE TEMPEST and a Fairytale Creature in SHREK, for which she was also part of tech crew.
“I wanted this part in POTUS because Chris’ situation is very familiar to working women
in real life,” Spears says. “She’s a new mother who’s also working to build a career,
much like my mom had to do when I was growing up.”
All regularly scheduled performances of POTUS have sold out. Two additional performances have been added for Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 5th at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.
Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.
POTUS is rated R for adult themes and extremely strong language. Audience members under 17 years of age must have an adult guardian.
POTUS is produced in association with Dad's Garage. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Green Park Dentistry. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
(Photo by Katie Stone)