This latest work by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro ("The Second Mrs. Wilson," "Toxic Avenger," "Clever Little Lies") is a historical drama set during the Red Scare. More…
From the show:
Acting boldly against party lines, real-world Senator Margaret Chase Smith becomes one of the first to stand up against Joseph McCarthy in an extraordinary tale inspired by real events.
See it if you want to see a really well done docudrama emphasizing the parallels of McCarthyism to today
Don't see it if you need your "historical" plays to be truly historical instead of using a true framework to create a work of fiction
See it if you want to see a glimpse into two powerful historical figures whose stories are almost parallel to what is happening in politics today
Don't see it if you are scared of watching history repeat itself or are offended by stereotypes of the times
See it if you appreciate well-written and acted dramas or if you have any interest in politics. It's a must-see if you're curious about McCarthy.
Don't see it if you're an unwavering and 100% committed Trump supporter. His name is never mentioned, but the comparisons to him are brilliant.
See it if you like smart plays about history and politics that are incredibly timely, with great actors and performances that tell an honest story
Don't see it if you do not like wordy plays that are about politics and the times that we are in, commentary on the government and politicians' lives
See it if you Are interested in politics and the effects of morals, sexism and bravado on the workings of government. The interpersonal relationship
Don't see it if You don’t like plays based on history
See it if you want to learn about the McCarthy era, an important time in our political history that echoes eerily close to our current situation.
Don't see it if you have no interest in politics, history, thought-provoking plays or great acting. (That means everyone should see it).
See it if You are interested in the McCarthy era, but don't know much about the background. Or if you want to know about the first female senator.
Don't see it if You want mindless entertainment.
See it if you at all care about today’s train wreck of political environment, and how McCarthyism history may repeat itself if we are not careful.
Don't see it if you don’t like deep, thought-provoking plays. There are no break-outs of songs here!
See it if Harriet Harris is brilliant. Historical drama, great acting, clever rejoinders and a political polemic that is interesting.
Don't see it if History is not your friend or you don't like great acting, rejoinders with bile, and excellence in crafty dialogue.
See it if The acting was superb! A great lesson about a dark period of American history. Harriet Harris was the perfect Margaret Chase Smith!
Don't see it if You don’t care for historical drama.
See it if You enjoy engaging dramas and want to get a glimpse of history skillfully and powerfully portrayed.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy dramas and political history and like big staging
See it if See it if...You like a well acted and directed show based on moments in history that parallel current events.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you want to see a musical.
See it if ...you enjoy an intimate play with really great acting and would enjoy an important historical event brought to life.
Don't see it if ...you don't enjoy political stories or if you don't like to see history played out.
See it if You like brilliant and riviting storytelling, a fabulous cast, great staging, and a fascinating piece of history. It's a must-see!!
Don't see it if You don't appreciate seeing a stellar piece of theater.
See it if You like excellently acted, fast paced, well written, intelligent drama-tinged with humor and based on historical fact.
Don't see it if you don't believe that history repeats itself, and if you don't believe that anything can be learned by studying your country's history.
See it if I like historical plays that introduce me to people of courage that are not as well known as most. Best of the season so far in my opinion.
Don't see it if you were looking for a comedy or musical.