Presented by Madison Theatre Guild
By Gore Vidal
Directed by David Pausch
At the Presidential primaries in the summer of 1960 in Philadelphia, an ethical man running for the Presidential nomination runs against an “unscrupulous” man. Populist southern senator Joseph Cantwell is a “bigot and a charlatan”, while William Russell, who prides himself on his honesty, is the liberal candidate, “likable, forceful and humorous.” Both candidates try to get the endorsement of the popular outgoing president, who enjoys not telling them which one he’ll endorse.
Timely & thought-provoking political thriller about ambition, scandal, ruthlessness, & corruption.
The Best Man will be performed on the Drury Stage.
Approximate run-time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
General Admission: $20