The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410 ~ Tickets: (800) 838 3006
Crackerjack production of this of this fast-paced political and romantic comedy moves like a house on fire and lands every one of its jokes.James Wilson, Talkin' Broadway
Victor Gluck, Theaterscene.net
Kudos once again to the marvelous Metropolitan Playhouse...
Uncannily fresh....Entertaining and provocative
Get out and see this show....Grab your favorite Republican, Democrat, or Independent and head over to see the State of the Union for some political satire, human nature, American politics and comedy....
Elizabeth Foster, Front Row Center
Running Time: 2:40 (including intermission)
READ ABOUT THE PLAY
State of the Union
by Howard Lindsay and
February 8 - March 10, 2019
The party needs an independent thinker,
but not one with a mind of his own.
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?
Anna Marie Sell*
DIRECTION Laura Livingston
STAGE MANAGER Heather Olmstead*
SET DESIGN Vincent Gunn
COSTUME DESIGN Sidney Fortner
LIGHTING DESIGN Christopher Weston
*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.
State of the Union is an AEA approved showcase.
State of the Union is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.