I don’t know what it is about political satire but unfortunately it is becoming not only a lost art but hardly recognized by locals. I guess the rule is, “It’s all right for Saturday Night Live but not for Newburyport”.
It’s like telling a joke and no one hearing it getting it…in fact, everyone who hears it gets angry!
The P. Preservationist is just such a site. Political satire is the only way to handle some of the insanity of local politics and our community. If you get the satire, you get to laugh instead of weep. Better to have a merry heart than to melt down into a bitter and rather unpleasant person to be around!
So, take my site with a little humor and try not to get too serious about the insanity of this place.
Speaking of that, I’ve heard that Forbidden Newburyport is just that kind of medicine,
This came in from a recent visitor to the Firehouse:
“We saw Forbidden Newburyport*, and if you have not seen it yet, this is a must.
It is a satirical musical revue of our town, which can only be truly appreciated by those who live here. It makes one a little embarrassed to see your town before your eyes in such a “big” and obvious way, but it also makes you proud to see so much local talent. Too many wonderful scenes to list them all individually, but I have to say “Where do I go, the bike lane song” was sung by Colin Budzyna with such expression, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this young man on Broadway, soon. I can’t afford Newburyport Anymore, sung by John Budzyna, sung by John had the sell out audience in hysterics. I can’t remember when I have laughed so hard. My entire family and I went out for drinks afterwards just to talk about the play, and laugh our heads off speaking about our favorite songs. A must see!”
The P.P. simply can not add anything more to this!
* June 16-26 – There is still time to see it.