The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) are back with another installment in the American Drama Series.This week’s episode is set in a cozy mid-century style kitchen and stars the Leading Man and his Alt-Right Hand Man.
Opening Scene: The morning sun streams in the window, as two men have a heart-to-heart over percolated coffee. Waxing philosophical about the meaning of life, they discuss their favorite books and share hopes and dreams for the future:
Leading Man: “Is it all going according to plan?”
Alt-Right Hand Man: “Yes, the deconstruction of the administrative state is underway.” (quote by Stephen Bannon, Conservative Political Action Conference, 2017)
During the break, the actors complained about the stale white bread, remarking that they prefer a healthy diet of fresh multi-grain and pumpernickel slices.
The prop team scoured second hand stores for nostalgic items to dress the kitchen set, evoking an earlier, simpler time. To complete the scene, they also procured a copy of Alt-Right Hand Man’s instruction manual, The Art of War.
Here’s a reflective candid shot through the window…
and here’s one of the Leading Man’s understudy, during a pensive moment, while he waited in the wings (below).
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This is great Salley, it is so helpful to be able to see some humor in all this horrific stuff. Thank you!
Amazing, Salley. The detail is phenomenal! Nawrie
Wonderful as always! The Art of War tome is a must have.
Brava, again, Salley! The white kitty cat is a nice touch…
This is just perfect. I feel uplifted every time I see a new post! Thank you!
WHY ALL THESE OLD PEOPLE MISS THE CUTE YOUNG ONES YOU HAVE DONE PLEAS SHOW THE YOUNG ONES AGAIN THANKS GET OUT OF POLITICS SPRING IS ARRIVING
Ah, yes the promise of Spring! If only it were safe for the fairies to return to the land of innocence? Sigh.
Love!! Awesome detail. Thank you!
LOVE your art work — whether it’s satire or for children’s books!
Now you might have to do a version of the “White House Correspondent’s Dinner” with Trump attending! lol
My question — Can he be impeached?
Have a good weekend!!
Thanks so much for your wide ranging support, Diana. You can depend on a future installment about the press.
You are a true artist.
A “pensive” moment….that was inspired writing! Love it all. I suppose you could do a fairy post with the fairies contemplating whether it’s safe to come out yet. (It’s not).
Oh Salley you make my day. Love the doll’s house set too !! I am making Paper Dolls galore. Are we retreating from too much REALITY? Keep up this lovely stuff- a glimmer of sanity amidst the all too real madness.
There is something to be said for the therapeutic value of playing with dolls, especially when you can direct them to do and say what you want.
Absolute brilliance, once again!! Thank you and the Wee Folk Players!
How adorable! Your work is amazing! God Bless!
Love this! You are brilliant!
Perfect in every detail! 😀
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A masterpiece! Thank you.
Love your satire Salley and love your props, especailly that dolls house. Looking into the USA from outside it is all a little frightening. One of our Children’s book Authors, Mem Fox, who wrote the Possum Magic series got caught up in all this when she was visiting to give a lecture. Her Books were deemed ‘subversive’. She did get an apology, but like a lot of us, questions if she will visit again.
Thank you for sharing this story. As an American, I find this truly shocking and embarrassing.
You outdid yourself this time. Your attention to detail is amazing. You are spot on in your depictions. Thank you for your talent, your heart, and your willingness to speak out.
Salley, Your attention to detail is amazing. You are spot on in your observations. Thank you for your art, your passion, and your persistence. Artists have an unexpected canny way of portraying the truth. Thank you!
Thanks, Salley, your work is inspiring and one of the few “political” items I am even able to face these days. Love the sets –
Oh I love that the understudy is not allowed in the room with the leading man and his alt right crony!!
Like these two tiny. Not so much life-sized.
Yes, a friend asked how I could stand to look at photos and recreate these characters without feeling sick. I think of the process as a way to control the story and add my own twist to a very unsettling narrative. For me, playing with dolls and dollhouses is proving to be good medicine.
Absolutely love them Salley!!!
This is such a fantastical way for a satire on present on goings! LOVE!!