WBEZ | fiona kogan http://www.wbez.org/tags/fiona-kogan Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Duck' is a winner! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-11/duck-winner-103697 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/duck%20for%20prez%20flickr.jpg" style="width: 414px; height: 414px; float: left;" title="(Flickr/The Facey Family)" /></div><p><em>The Lifeline Theater in Rogers Park is currently presenting its production of </em>Duck for President<em>, a musical based on the best-selling book by Doreen Cronin, illustrations by Betsy Lewin. Rick Kogan sent eight-year-old theater critic Fiona Kogan to the play (slacker!), which runs through November 25.</em></p><p><em>Here is her review:</em></p><p>The play was about a duck who lived on a farm.&nbsp;He and some other animals decided that they needed a farm election because the farmer was working them too hard. Duck won!&nbsp; He became the head of the farm!&nbsp;Duck found out running the farm was even harder work because he had even more chores than before.&nbsp;</p><p>So, he decided he would run for governor.&nbsp;He marched in parades and went to town meetings and gave speeches that only other ducks could understand.&nbsp;Duck won again!&nbsp;But he found out that running a state is even harder than running a farm.&nbsp;</p><p>So, he and his staff (the pig, the hen and the cow) worked on a campaign for duck for president.&nbsp;They made commercials, he went on the news &ndash; and Duck won again!!!&nbsp;</p><p>Then, he found out that being a president was even harder than running a state, and much, much harder than running a farm! So he left pig in charge of the country and went back to the farm and he was happy.</p><p>The play was good because Duck was very funny &ndash; and Cow and Hen fought a lot which was also funny.&nbsp;There was one thing that made people laugh a lot &ndash; Duck said, &ldquo;I promise a chicken in every pot!&rdquo;&nbsp;Hen said, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t get it&hellip;&rdquo; Duck said, &ldquo;Me neither.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>After the play my mom asked me if I thought duck was a good president. &ldquo;No,&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;because he made promises that he didn&rsquo;t keep. And &ndash; he said the economy was stupid.&nbsp;But he was funny.&rdquo;</p><p>The person who becomes president should make America better.&nbsp;They would not let people in Chicago get parking tickets.&nbsp;They would make sure the economy gets better.&nbsp;They would give kids the right to vote.&nbsp;If I was president I would make sure that every person in the world gave at least one dollar to a poor person. I would make sure everyone had a home.&nbsp;My saying would be, &ldquo;Stop the war. Help the poor.&rdquo;</p><p>I would also cancel homework.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-11/duck-winner-103697