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The Alternate Party Party

a political storytelling variety show


"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."

- John Adams

Praise for Previous Political Performances by Maximum Verbosity


"...dark and passionate...thought-provoking theater..."
- Time Out Chicago

"...a scream (sometimes literally) for critical thought and intellectual clarity...surely not lacking in original, brainy tones."
- Minneapolis City Pages

"...a healthy blend of outrage and amusement...American political system - SMASH!"
Tolucan Times (Los Angeles)

About the Show


There's more than one way to vote strategically. Join some of the Twin Cities' top spoken-word talent in this celebration and reflection by, of, and for America's alternate-party tradition, from the Know-Nothings, Bull Moose, and (once) Republicans, to today's panoply of libertarians, socialists, greens, and independents. Hosted by internationally-touring libertarian humorist phillip andrew bennett low, and featuring performers from every corner of the political compass!

50% of the door will go to FairVote Minnesota, an organization promoting electoral reform.

Featured performers include:

Charla Marie Bailey!
Zach Coulter!
Pat Harrigan!
Matthew Kessen!
Howard Lieberman!
Anthony Paul!
Joshua English Scrimshaw!
Tim Wick!

With additional material by Maximum Verbosity and the American Civic Forum!

WARNING: This show contains profanity, graphic language, and other reckless exploitation of the First Amendment.