Bill Clinton Hercules

“…fascinating, revelatory and authentic . . . “

 Ann Cox, Stage Review

Plot:

A monologue. In the middle of a TED talk about a Seamus Heaney play, the 42nd President is overcome with the errors of neoliberalism.

Running time:

 85 min, no interval

Production History:

Theater Passe Muraille, Toronto, 2016

Park Theatre, London, 2016

Junction Theatre, Cambridge, 2016

Arkansas Repertory Theater, 2015

Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2015

Tour – Theatre Tours International – Northern Ireland, 2015

Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Guy Masterson Directing, 2014

“Bill Clinton Hercules is a swan song to the former President and an intelligent meditation on the decay of modern politics. It’s a powerful and thought-provoking play that should not be missed.”

Dave House, Broadway Baby

“Clever in conception and honest and artful in its delivery…”

Tyson Kinane RipItUp Adelaide

“Mariner’s script lifts things beyond dull political biography to a sort of self-deprecating poetry, replete with deadly one-liners. . . this is the one-time Slick Willy as born-again radical, a wannabe hero who only ever wanted to be one of the good guys.”

Neil Cooper, The Herald (Edinburgh)

Bob Paisley as Bill Clinton, Park Theatre London, 2016 | Image by Brigitta Schulz-Mastroianni
Former US president Bill Clinton at Democratic National Convention: Day 2, DNC Charlotte NC, 2012, Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Bob Paisley as Bill Clinton, Park Theatre London, 2016 | Image by Brigitta Schulz-Mastroianni