Emperor Norton's Manifest Destiny
by Dustin Curry & Nate FitzSimons
May 2021 | Dell'Arte International Thesis Festival
In 1859, Joshua Norton of San Francisco declared himself Emperor of the United States of America. The bankrupt merchant had lost his mind--he was a casualty of the American Dream, after all. Comedy duo Dustin Curry and Nate FitzSimons paint the story of California's Baron Munchausen with strokes of broad satire, vaudeville luster and a twang of folkpunk.
Where to see it: TBA. We're working on that. It'll almost certainly be online. There'll definitely be social distance. And we'll be using hand sanitizer--liberally.