And Windexing the cafe doors,
Why tell him I'm Republican
Until he got the dishes done?
Anything for a vote.
The script is still being polished here and in New England, where Ford tailored his play for the New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth.
"I knew we had synergy when one of the songs rhymes 'groin' with Des Moines and we were able to match 'crotch' with Dixville Notch," said producer Blair Hundertmark, who is directing "The Primary Primary!"
Now, as Hundertmark holds casting calls for his Jan. 4 premiere, Ford is busy praying that Iowa's schedule stays put.
"Caucus!" debuts Dec. 27 at the State Historical Museum Theatre in Des Moines, and runs through Jan. 13.
That's the eve of the Iowa caucus. At least it is for now.
"It's a gamble," Ford said. "But then again, what else would you expect for a play about politics?"
Huffstutter was recently on assignment in Iowa.