WILMINGTON — Glenda Breece likes how Michael Moore “points out idiocies” in government and society, she said as she stood in a long line Thursday to watch the political satirist’s one-man show at the Murphy Theatre.
Breece and her husband Scott traveled from East Liberty in Logan County, Ohio, to see Moore in person.
“We like Michael Moore. He’s so honest, and he does research,” said Glenda.
Scott said Moore sometimes informs his audience of things they don’t normally hear in the nation’s mainstream news media.
Glenda added she hoped to learn something from the stage show.
“He’s against the system — the way politics plays out. And yet everything is so fun,” she said.
When she said Moore points out idiocies, her husband chimed in that the word “idiocy” is a good way to put it.
First in the audience line Thursday night was Munea Standingstone of Hillsboro, who described herself as as member of the Wilmington College Class of 1997.
“I like the way Michael brings things out I never thought about,” she said.
Standingstone characterized Moore’s documentary films as “thought-provoking.” She especially liked Moore’s examination of the banking industry in his works.
Clinton Countian Paul Skogstrom, who resides in Adams Township, said before the show, “I’m interested in Michael’s work. I think I’ll enjoy seeing him. Politically, I think he and I are on the same page.”
Daytonians Ray and Olivia Nicodemus wore election-related T-shirts to the show. Ray’s black T-shirt bore the phrase “America is already great,” a comeback to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s frequently made campaign statement that he wants America to be great again.
Olivia’s T-shirt was emblazoned “BOY BYE” with a picture of Trump inside the letter “O” in the word “boy”.
“We’re both lifelong Democrats,” said Ray. They have followed Moore’s career since his first film, he said, adding they own all of them.
“We’re very excited to be here,” he said.
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