When a closeted politician becomes the center of Maine’s heated 2009 same-sex marriage debate, he must choose between being honest with himself and the world, or risk losing his entire career and family. Inspired by true events, Question 1 is a musical dramedy about human equality and the power within each of us to contribute either strife or kindness to humanity.
Question 1 targets those interested in:
- Activism and human equality (including LGBTQ rights)
- Politics and media
- Combating bullying
- Childhood development
- Family dynamics
- Musicals containing spectacle and dance
- Absurd, satirical comedy a la The Book of Mormon
- Heartfelt drama a la Fun Home
Mirroring the superficial persona and genuine suffering of the closeted politician, Question 1 combines the riotous absurdity of The Book of Mormon with the true depth of Fun Home. A strikingly visual show that integrates dance into the drama, Question 1 utilizes irony, satire, playfulness, and caricatures to achieve a balance between comedy, lightness, drama, and gravitas.