OCT Presents Duck For President
A Children's Political Story
He organized protests, and taught the cows to type. He lobbied for vacations and won mooovie nights. Now he’s running for the highest office in the land. Fed up with farm chores, Duck decides to challenge Farmer Brown to an election, only to discover that being in charge of the farm is hard work. So he decides to run for governor—and then president—kissing babies and hitting the late- night talk show circuit along the 1f2f way.
From the authors of Click Clack Moo and Giggle, Giggle, Quack, this musical features showy campaign numbers, barnyard election antics, and great lessons about civics and responsibility.
In the midst of a real presidential campaign, Duck for President offers a great opportunity to teach kids about civics. OCT will run a mock-campaign for Duck leading up to the production. Like real election campaigns, there will be campaign videos, news reports and interviews, and likely a gaffe or two as Duck wades into the political waters! Follow his progress and find out Duck’s stance on such issues as the environment, foreign policy (he recently met with a delegation of geese from Canada) on his website!
OCT will also conduct a straw poll at both school and public performances to teach children about voting. Kids will have a chance to use real voting stations to vote for actual presidential candidates and results will be announced on stage after each show. In addition, select school classrooms will work with OCT to practice presentation skills by writing and delivering their own campaign speeches.
The play is based on the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin. Duck for President is directed and choreographed by Kirk Mouser. The play stars Hogan Fritz as Duck, Emily Sahler Beleele as Pig, Joshua Stenseth as Farmer Brown, Ashlee Waldbauer as Hen, and Haley WardasCow.
Oregon Children’s Theatre presents Duck for President
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
October 20–November 4, 2012
(Saturdays at 2:00 & 5:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm).
Tickets are $18-$30 for adults and $15-$26 for children.
Box Office: 503-228-9571 or through TicketMaster (503-790-ARTS or www.ticketmaster.com).
General information: www.octc.org. Recommended for ages 4 & up.