About the show
With Aynnie, Paul Ryan has taken the musical Annie and replaced that most optimistic of orphans with his favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand so as to better educate the youths of today about the glory of Laissez Faire Capitalism. This Objectivist-ly delightful parody follows the titular Lil’ Orphan Objectivist in her quest to save Depression-era America from FDR’s tyrannical New Deal. Along the way moochers like the kindly nun, Sister Hannigan, and fire-brand socialist Vice President Henry “Rooster” Wallace, try to dissuade her, but with the power of pure reason and an unshakeable sense-of-self there’s sure to be no New Deal for Christmas! Featuring toe-tapping riffs on Annie favorites like: “Handout Life,” “Tomorrow (We Seize the Markets!),” and “I Don’t Need Anything but Me.”
Written by Annie Pulsipher (with loving nods to the work of Strouse, Charnin, and Lowe), directed by Stephen M. Eckert, and featuring costumes by Olivia Hern.
Starring Sebastiana Gullo, Benjamin Culpepper, Chantelle Guido, Jordan Plutzer, Ariel Neema Blake, Logan Faust, Leon Schwendener, Becca Bernard, Zach Herman, and Stephanie Hawkins.