Get The Bunk Out with Steve McAlphabet
Saturday, October 15, 7:00PM at
Vail Theatre of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
On August 28, Steve McAlphabet started a 74 day motorcycle tour to revisit the legacy of Will Rogers. He created a show called Get The Bunk Out based on the writings of Will Rogers, and if you're interested in a clean comedy show that will Make America Laugh Again, you will want to attend this show.
Steve started playing Will Rogers in 2017, when he was cast in a local production of The Will Rogers Follies. By the end of the show's run, he'd read a lot of what Will Rogers had written that wasn't in the script and crafted it into his first one man show, Will Rogers Revived, which won the “Humorist Award” at the 2018 Sarasolo Festival.
Considering that Life magazine nominated Will Rogers as the 1928 presidential candidate for the Anti-Bunk Party, and since he was the only person to speak at both the Democratic and Republican conventions in the same year, Steve redeveloped his show, and he thinks it may help bring some much needed humor to this election season.
Steve motorcycling from Florida to DC to California, visiting memorials to Will Rogers along the way, with a show in Marana on Friday October 14th, and the next night in Vail. Steve will end his journey across the country culminating in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Oklahoma on his birthday in November.
Steve is seeing a lot of interest from people interested in Ranked Choice Voting and election reform, and he's noticing a lot of people nostalgic over a voice from the “Greatest Generation”.
Steve is hoping to find homes to crash for a good nights rest, and if you have an extra room--- contact us and we will put you in touch with him.
This show is going to be a good one. Will Rogers was a vaudeville performer, actor and humorous social commentator. He was born as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in Indian Territory (now a part of Oklahoma), and is known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son". As an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world 3 times, made 71 films (50 silent, 21 "talkies", and wrote more than 4000 nationally syndicated Newspaper columns By the mid-1030's Rogers was hugely popular in the US for his leading political wit and was the highest paid of Hollywood film stars. Rogers began his career as a performer on vaudeville. His rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts. His 1930's syndicated newspaper column and his radio appearances increased his visibility and popularity. Rogers crusaded for aviation expansion and provided Americans with his first hand accounts of world travels. His earthy anecdotes and folksy style allowed him to poke fun at gangsters, prohibition, politicians, government programs, and a host of other controversial topics in a way that found general acclaim from a national audience with no one offended. Said Will, "I joked about every prominent man of my time, I never met a man I didn't like". While this show may be a bit political and aspirational for amelioration in government, we believe this is going to be a fun show and your guests will enjoy the evening of live entertainment.