Sarah Palin isn’t vice president. And she probably won’t ever be president. Heck - she’s not even a governor anymore.
But the Alaskan pol has achieved one measure of fame - someone’s written an opera about her.
“Say It Ain’t So, Joe,” a presentation by Guerilla Opera, opens Saturday at Boston Conservatory’s Zack Box Theater. The work is composer Curtis Hughes’ musical take on America’s favorite moose-hunting winker, you betcha. It focuses on that contentious - and sometimes comical - debate from October 2008 between Palin and Joe Biden, though the show also includes cameos from Hillary Clinton, Gwen Ifill, Diane Sawyer and, of course, the right-wing’s favorite Everyman, Joe the Plumber.
Betcha Joe Biden plays the hero in this opera when you consider this:
“My primary interest was the music,” Hughes said. “I was struck by the contrast of the two styles - Biden’s and Palin’s - and the music in their voices. Of course I have strong political sentiments, but this is not about my sentiments.”
This sounds like a yawner unless you are a Palin critic...