The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

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In ‘The Man of the Hour,’ Back-Room Politics Is Ageless
Andrew Webster
"Crackles with electricity. You will be on the edge of your seat"
-Victor Gluck,

The Man of the Hour

The Man of the Hour
by George H. Broadhurst

February 20 - March 22, 2015

In 1906, George H. Broadhurst threw down a political gauntlet with The Man of the Hour.

The political bosses of an American Great City are ready to put careless playboy Alwyn Bennett into the mayor's mansion--provided he will do their bidding in office.  An inspired campaigner, he wins the people's mandate with surprising ease.

When a crooked bill lands on his desk, his choice to sign or veto is not just between cronies and constituency, but between his political fortunes and his family's reputation, and in the balance lies the faith of the woman he loves.

But when a man has earned the trust of the people, can he so easily reward the men in the backroom?

Victor Barranca
Jon Kakaley
Kelly King*
Kathleen Littlefield*
Eric Loscheider*
Taylor D. Martin*
Tom Paolino
Jed Peterson*
John Rengstorff*
Matthew Sanders*
Ashley Springer
Bill Tatum*
Susan Wands*
Dared Wright*

Director: Leonard Peters
Stage Manager: Byron F. Abens*
Set Design:  Carrie Mossman
Lighting Design: Christopher Weston
Costume Design: Sidney Fortner

Artistic Director: Alex Roe
Production Assistants: Caroline Albrectsen
                                 Jessica Doherty
                                 Carol Jeong

*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association. The Man of the Hour is an AEA showcase, approval pending.