Explore the power of manipulation at Main Street Theater’s Daisy

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lifford Lewis (Brandon Balque); Background, L-R: Bill Bernbach (Rutherford Cravens) and Louise Brown (Rachael Logue) | Photo: RicOrnelProductions

Witness television history and ad agency manipulation at its finest in Sean Devine’s Daisy at Main Street Theater from Saturday, March 31 through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

In the fall of 1964, with a presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad.

The ad, though played only once, carved a scar deep into the American psyche.

Written by Canadian playwright Sean Devine and directed by Troy Scheid, Daisy is based on actual people and events and the moment in television history that launched the age of negative ad campaigns and forever changed how we elect our leaders.

Click here to order tickets, or call 713-524-6706.

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Bill Bernbach (Rutherford Cravens) and Louise Brown (Rachael Logue) | Photo: RicOrnelProductions

Meet the Playwright

On opening night, Saturday, March 31 at 6:30pm visitors can both meet Daisy playwright Sean Devine and hear him speak about the play.

If you already have tickets for another date but would like to come to the opening, just call the Box Office at 713-524-6706 or just stop by for the discussion –as it’s free and open to all with RSVP. Click here to RSVP.

Special Daisy Opportunities

Following any Saturday night performance, guests can enjoy a free drink with the cast during an after-party that is included in the ticket price.

And following the matinee show on Sunday, April 15 guests can enjoy a post-show discussion with originator of Engines of Our Ingenuity and Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston in Engineering and History, John Lienhard.

This talk, which begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, April 15, is also free and open to all even if you’re seeing the play on another day.

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Clifford Lewis (Brandon Balque), Louise Brown(Rachael Logue), and Bill Bernbach (Rutherford Cravens) | Photo: RicOrnelProductions

About Main Street Theater

Main Street Theater offers theatrical experiences for all ages. Founded in 1975, the company’s MainStage produces professional, intimate, literary plays for adults and operates under an Actors’ Equity Association union contract.

The company’s Theater for Youth program features plays based on children’s literature that are performed in-house and around Texas for families and school groups.

The theater operates out of its Times Boulevard location in Rice Village, and at The MATCH on Main Street in Midtown.

Daisy at Main Street Theater

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