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Politics and language as a weapon of confusion

July 11, 2012

NACL’s Deep Space Performance Residency Program is a program headquartered at the NACL Theatre in Highland Lake that supports new work by cutting edge performance groups from all over the country. This weekend features a performance by New Orleans troupe Goat in the Road, “Instant Misunderstanding,” on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. It is the third work in a trilogy of plays that offer a sharp, humorous look at the core of American politics.

“Instant Misunderstanding” is the classic tale of a man, another man and a computer. Employing a minimum of technical elements, the piece revolves around two characters, low-level bureaucrats and pencil pushers who are charged with showing a computer how to act like a vice presidential candidate. In the process, the piece explores the use of language in politics and the weapon of confusion it has become in our modern political cycle.

There will be a reception with food and refreshments following the performance.