MADMAN. PUNK. EMPEROR.
In 1859, Joshua Norton of San Francisco declared himself Emperor of the United States of America when the bankrupt merchant 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 strangest eccentric with strokes of broad satire, vaudeville luster and a twang of folk-punk. Emperor Norton's Manifest Destiny is a humorous examination of revisionist history and the skeletons in America's closet.
This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Emperor Norton's Manifest Destiny was developed with the generous support of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.