Shiite leader Al Sadr has produced an Iraqi spoof on the old time Broadway musical, No, No, Nannette. In No, No, America a chorus line of Shiites, Kurds(small and large)and some delightful Sunnis kick and wiggle their way across the stage at Teheran's Ayatollah Khomeini Theater. Al Sadr, visiting Musical Playwright at Ayatollah U, has constructed a brilliant satire about the total unwelcomeness of Americans in Iraq.
A kind of Greek Chorus from other failed wars of insurgency regularly mock the foolishness of the neo-con imperialist venture. British soldiers recount the centuries of violence in Northern Ireland and Russians retell the decade of failure in suppressing the Chechnyan insurgency. Hit tunes often heard hummed by happy audiences leaving the theater night after night include an Elvis impersonation of Hungry(for oil) Love sung by a Bush father and son duet, a glam-rock number called Shock and Awe-ful and the big show- stopper 3, 198 Dead Americans(sung to the tune of Rent's Seasons of Love). Al-Sadr hopes to bring the show for try outs in New Haven before launching full London and NY productions with co-producers Bialystock and Bloom.