About the Show

Inspired by the man who invented the industry—and the term—Public Relations, ¡Propagandistas! takes its cue from the legendary Edward Bernays. A double­-nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays never met a perception he couldn’t change or an idea he couldn’t hype. Hope Americans rush to the Russian Ballet? Want women to smoke? Need to depose a democratically elected government? “No problem,” says Bernays and his compatriots. Our show explores the culture Bernays helped to create, by employing the services of the only other group besides PR gurus that is doggedly committed to pursuing ideas to their illogical extremes: European Clowns.