The word "Lincolnesque" gets thrown around a lot by people who really have no idea what they're talking about. Take for instance Rick Santorum, who recently referred to President Bush's handling of the Iraq War as "Lincolnesque," a ridiculous notion if there ever was one. Lincoln ended slavery and saved the union; Bush squandered our nation's brief post-9/11 unity on an immoral, unnecessary war and is well on his way to one of the most disastrous presidencies in American history. To be fair, he did gift us with comic gold Bushisms such as "nucular," "the Google" and "misunderestimated," but then again, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address272 words that easily inspired a nation without the aid of a Navy jet and a bullshit "Mission Accomplished" banner. So yeah, Rick Santorum is an idiot. Unfortunately, the play Lincolnesque is not a comedy about the bumblings of a former Pennsylvania senator, but rather the story of a beleaguered Washington speechwriter and his brother Francis, who somehow believes that he is actually Abraham Lincoln. Catch it Thursday through April 14 at the Circle Theatre, 230 W. 4th St. in Fort Worth. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 817-877-3040 or visit circletheatre.com.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m. Starts: March 15. Continues through April 14