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A mother and son duo welcome curious strangers into their home for dinner, dessert and an eclectic evening of quirky miniature musicals.
David Worobec, twenty-six, manages and is sole performer in Portland’s Tophat Toy Theater. He performs musicals in his Maine home using miniature plastic figurines, reciting and singing each part from memory. His mom, Polly Plimpton, helps by creating the sets and hosting pre-show dinner. After dinner the guests move to the living room where they watch the performance; past shows have ranged from “Jekyll & Hyde” to “Little Shop of Horrors.” “Sweeney Todd” and “South Pacific.” Worobec realizes there may not be a future in toy theatre, yet he hopes to find a way to make a career out of it.
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Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told her he wouldn’t support universal healthcare, Amy said, “I’m running.”
Cori Bush is a registered nurse, a pastor and a mom. After taking to the streets to protest police killings, she looked in the mirror and said, “why not politician, too?”
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