Les Freres Corbusier is Back! And so is Herbert Hoover!

December 13, 2014 5:23 AM

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Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (Mozart in the Jungle), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so! Les Freres is back with a tribute to, or a roast of, our nation's 31st president, Herbert Hoover. I've seen the majority of Les Freres' past works, from Dance Dance Revolution to Heddatron to, my favorite, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant. My friend and I loved A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant so much. She gave birth on October 29 and, a few days later, I asked her what the baby was for Halloween. She replied: "How about he wore this tunic that is reminiscent of a costume in our favorite Scientology pageant?" I seriously can't believe it doesn't come back every season, but, moving on.

Les Freres is back to its roots, off-off-Broadway, with a special workshop production of Here's Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special, written by Sean Cunningham, with songs by Michael Friedman (Broadway's Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson with Timbers) and directed by Timbers. The p...

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