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This show closed on June 23, 2019

About Dad

Written and Performed by Cara Francis

Directed by Nessa Norich

In November 2016, on the eve of Trump’s election, Cara's dad slipped into a coma. One week later, he died. He left behind a loving family, lots of colorful stories, an arsenal of hundreds of guns and enough ammo to get him through an apocalypse.

What is an American dad? When beloved dads become disgraced dads and presidents act like kings, what does a father figure symbolize? Will sacred dads, god our father, our founding fathers, the nuclear 1950's dad, or “daddies” have the answers for us? How can we celebrate the death of the patriarchy while still loving -- and mourning -- our dads?

"Dad" is Cara and her dad in his gun-stuffed home, at the end of his quiet cul-de-sac, in the middle of this tv-on-in-the-middle-of-the-night country we all call home, having a beer and trying to figure it out.

Run Time

50 minutes

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Brechtian. Poignant
New York Theatre Review, on Happy To See You by Cara Francis
Uncensored. Lovable. A brilliantly conceived and executed show that absolutely tickled the audience....impeccable comedic timing...raw sincerity....daring by current theater standards...deeply personal
Theasy on The Soup Show, co-written and co-performed by Cara Francis

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