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This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic

Tantrum Theater

Tantrum Theater Presents

This is Not What I Expected
When I Imagined a Republic

by Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Directed by ameenah kaplan

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This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic is a historical triptych following the development of our nation from courageous nomads to cash-strapped IKEA millennials.

Part dance-theatre, part card game, and part good old kitchen drama, This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic challenges the Usonian* mythologies of what it means to be a republic(an), how that’s changed over time, and what you should do when you discover your supposedly future life partner has just voted Republican. And you are not “a Republican.”

*Usonian: Of, and or related to The United States.

This work is being created in a socially distanced but abundantly creative environment and developed by an ingenious team of tenacious artists. This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic premieres online as streamed content on Nov. 13, 2020. Join us and discover the unexpected!

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Tantrum Theater is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.