a world premiere by Elaine Jarvik
February 21-March 3, 2019
“I guarantee you there will come a time when your name won’t ring a bell among the living.”
The original worst-ever (and possibly first gay) President James Buchanan and actor-assassin John Wilkes Booth defend their (in)actions before a live studio audience. A dark comedy about race, privilege, sexuality, shame and legacy.
Featuring Aaron Adams, Jason Bowcutt, Anne Brings, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin.
Designed by K.L. Alberts (costumes), Cheryl Cluff (sound), Thomas George (set), David Rees (lighting), Arika Schockmel (props).
Stage managed by Ana Mulcock. Dramaturgy by Catherine Heiner. Directed by Cheryl Cluff.
From the author of RIVER. SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN, BASED ON A TRUE STORY and MARRY CHRISTMAS and contributor to (IN)DIVISIBLE. Funded in part by the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation.
And don’t miss our free Script-In-Hand Series!
We feel a responsibilty as a company to reflect the community in which we live. And yet I’ve been asking myself: with all that is happening, does attending the theatre even matter?
“How would you like to write a play about our first gay president?”