Hear our favorite Dutch Reagan Saying...
Hairpiece by Claire Moores
The show ran from April to September, 1996--we'll probably bring it back
in the near future. The Chicago Reader said: "Henzel's Reagan is too nice
to hate, and too close for comfort..."
poster design by Al Brandtner
Scott Vehill and I decided to put "Dementia In Absentia" together in response
to the crass political capitalization of President Reagan's Alzheimer's
in 1994, when the sad announcement of his illness was carefully orchestrated
to provide the climax to the Republican congressional campaign; the "news"
being suddenly and emotionally released on the Friday before the Tuesday
election. Republican candidates repeatedly called the public's mind to
do "what Ron Reagan would want us to do..."