State of the Union at Metropolitan Playhouse
The Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's witty and apposite Pulitzer Winner, STATE OF THE UNION directed by Laura Livingston. The limited run from February 8 through March 10, 2019, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1946, STATE OF THE UNION is as funny as it is apt in 2019--a tonic and a stinger for our troubled time. Grant Matthews could be the Republicans' savior. A Democrat has held the White House four terms running, but this dynamic industrial tycoon has the charisma and populist instincts to woo a broad swathe of the voting public. With the help of his lover, a driven newspaper magnate, the party leaders convince him to take a speaking tour of the country to test the waters. The catch? For appearance's sake, he must take along his wife, Mary. But as the tour goes on, the politicians realize they didn't reckon with either her honesty or his principles, let alone the chance they might still love each other. How can you win a campaign if the candidate insists on saying what he means?
February 8 - March 10, 2019
$30 general admission, $25 students/seniors, and $10 children 18 and under.
www.metropolitanplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 800 838 3006