Fri, Oct. 7 @ 8pm
Sat, Oct. 8 @ 8pm

Thurs, Oct. 13 @ 8pm
Fri, Oct. 14 @ 8pm
Sat, Oct. 15 @ 8pm
Sun, Oct. 16 @ 2pm

Thurs., Oct. 20 @ 8:pm
Fri, Oct. 21 @ 8pm
Sat, Oct. 22 @ 2pm


by Mario Correa
Directed by Kathleen Tissot

In this award-winning darkly comedic play, an ambitious politician battles public doubts, personal demons, and his own partner in a troubled quest to become President of the United States.

COMMANDER centers on the complicated relationship between Ned Worley, a former college professor who becomes Governor of Rhode Island, and his openly gay partner, Richard, who sees little to gain – and much to lose – from Ned’s bid for the Presidency.

Ned’s campaign is managed by Frank Sands, a hardened operative determined to extract little more than a payday, and Zack Maines, an idealistic young aide who may be the only one who grasps the true stakes of Ned’s candidacy.

Matt Korda as Ned Worley
Dennis Yadon as Richard Gilly
Doug Reed as Frank Sands
Derek Sklenar as Zack Maines
Melanee Ratman as Sara Guttman
Liz Light as Jackie Braden
Chorus Members: Monica Fan, Amy Grams, Bob Moore and Zak Stowe

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