Obama’s Groove

Aug 24, 2012

Illustration by Mike Rimbaud;

Stepping across the finish line with hope, optimism, and excitement—those were certainly several out of a gazillion competing emotions Barack Obama felt on the night of November 4, 2008.

It’s four years later. It’s been a grind. Being the 44th President of the United States of America has not lived up to his hopes and dreams; he has not lived up to the hopes and dreams of the American people. Does he even want a second term? Can he dig deep, come out fighting, and win Round 2? Does he have it in him?

Writers Nicholas Zill and Derek Jeremiah Reid of City in a Swamp Productions have taken it upon themselves to ruminate on this dilemma. The product of their creative pondering is the play How Obama Got His Groove Back, a behind-the-scenes look at rival Mitt Romney running into Barack in his own digs (the White House), which leads to “some unusual jostling.”

Mitt is attempting to “spruce up his personality with improv classes in the hopes of becoming funnier and more relaxed with average folks.”

For Barack, “being president has gotten pretty tiresome.” Will his run-in with Mitt rekindle the fire in his soul, ignite a spark of hope, and return the smooth glide to his slide?

How Obama Got His Groove Back runs through Sunday, October 7th.

How Obama Got His Groove Back
Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pas
Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Tickets: regular/senior, $30; student with valid ID, $25
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