Iraq war musical ´Let´s Kick Ass!´ premieres in Denmark
I hope this comes to Broadway!
Iraq war musical ´Let´s Kick Ass!´ premieres in Denmark September 30, 2005
COPENHAGEN -- A musical about the Iraq war, Let´s Kick Ass!, was to open in Copenhagen on Thursday, featuring a satirical depiction of US President George W. Bush and his faithful ally in Iraq, Danish Premier Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Let´s Kick Ass!, a reference to a Bush quote, is an adaptation of British musical Follow My Leader by Alistair Beaton, which targets Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
"Like ´Oh, What A Lovely War´, which was a reaction to the madness of the First World War, this is an attempt to react to Denmark´s participation in a war of aggression for the first time in generations," said Synne Henriques, spokeswoman for the Noerrebro theater.
The show, sung in Danish, gives a satirical account of a White House breakfast, a meeting of CIA agents Laurel and Hardy at the Pentagon, features the "tropical paradise" at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and gives a biting account of the Danish parliament´s narrow vote in favor of sending troops to Iraq. [link to www.metimes.com] php?StoryID=20050930-030249-2331r