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Monday, 6 April 2009


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image for Michelle Obama's trip abroad inspires Off-Broadway remake of "Evita"
Barack and Michelle Obama to star in Off-Broadway remake of "Evita"?

New York, New York - Plans are in the works to reproduce the Broadway classic "Evita", only instead of the musical being based on the life and times of Juan Domingo Perón and his charismatic wife Eva Perón of Argentina, it will be based on Barack and Michelle Obama of the United States.

"I got the idea while I was watching live CNN coverage of Michelle Obama hugging the Queen of England," said Albert Trosser, playwright and composer of the remake of the Off-Broadway production of "Evita". "It took my breath way watching her hug the queen. It could have been the social faux pas of the century, if any person other than Michelle Obama had even tried that. Much less successfully pull it off."

Trosser is convinced that like in the play "Evita", America (and the rest of the world for that matter) have fallen under the spell of cult of personality for the First Family.

Like in the original version of "Evita", the female lead character of the play is married to the leader of a country on the verge of political and economic collapse. All the while, his wife seduces the populous into a dopamine lull with her feminine charms. In essence, a nation is obsessed with what designer clothes, shoes and accessories she is wearing to greet foreign dignitaries at White House functions and abroad, living out their fantasy life vicariously through her.

"Although I haven't changed the name of the lead female character, I totally based her on a composite of Eva Peron and Michelle Obama," said Trosser. "Only in my version instead of her husband being concerned with domestic politics, a collapsing economy and terrorism, he is concerned with same-sex marriage, abortion and animal rights."

In the climax of Trosser's "Evita", the female lead character stands before the United Nations General Assembly with the family dog adopted from the local animal shelter, pleading for them to intervene on behalf of the endangered Himalayan Tibetan Tit Mouse by invading China.

"She is so persuasive that she even gets the UN Security Council to vote unanimously in her favor, even getting China to cast a vote against itself," said Trosser. "I think the American people will go for it. After all they've gone along unquestionably with what Barack Obama has done so far."

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