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Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7 2016


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This world-premiere play is based on the true story of marketing firm Doyle Dane Bernbach's creation of the first negative political TV ad. The weirdly avant-garde commercial, which was made for Lyndon B. Johnson's campaign against Barry Goldwater in 1964, shows a little blonde girl picking petals off a daisy only seconds before she gets blown to smithereens by a nuclear bomb. The ad is so legendary that politicians still reference it today. Though playwright Sean Devine didn't mean for it to be when he started working on it years ago, Daisy serves as a piece of compelling, dramatic commentary on the 2016 Trump Versus Clinton Hate-Vote Election™, which means his play is relevant in a very obvious way that people like. Our brain actively co-constructs our reality, and the people who are trying to trick us into voting for them or buying their tchotchkes know that. The most successful campaigns don't control our minds—they reflect our feelings back at us. We don't go with the product/president we understand, we go with the product/president that makes us feel most understood. RICH SMITH

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ACT Theatre

700 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7 2016