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"THE WAKE": Political Theater

"The Wake" Political Theater

A Wake to Commemorate the Demise of Stevan Pearce's Political Career

In response to Rep. Steve Pearce’s (R-NM) recent vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a local group will premiere “The Wake” on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. atAlbert Johnson Park, Las Cruces.  “The Wake,” commemorating the demise of Rep. Pearce’s political career, is being performed in the tradition of political theater, sometimes called theater "of, by, and for the people.”

    “The Wake” is the brainchild of WE’RE IN Las Cruces, a local group part of the national Indivisible movement. The amateur production follows the rapid decline in Pearce’s political life after his vote on the health care bill. “Friends of Pearce” will eulogize his positions on issues critical to the lives of his constituents.  An honorary undertaker will lead the service with the assistance of volunteer pall bearers.  “The Wake” will close with a moment of silence for Pearce’s fallen career, followed by a New Orleans-style funeral march. Attendees are reminded to be respectful of the occasion and to wear black. Pass-the-hat donations will be used to offset funeral expenses.

    “The Wake” is free and open to the public.  Albert Johnson Park is on the corner of Main St. and Picacho Ave, on the grounds of Thomas Branigan Public Library.  For more information contact Pat Warner at 575-640-1895 or Linda Harris at 575-405-2177 or email

Earlier Event: May 9
WE'RE IN General Meeting
Later Event: May 23