Theater Breaking Through Barriers kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with this world premiere drama by Bekah Brunstetter ("This Is Us") about a county commissioner and a woman who needs his help. More…
In "Public Servant," Ed has been newly elected as county commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones. With his daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world -- or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?
See it if Touching truth filled play lovingly dealing with family relationships, mental illness, disabilities, wanting to have a child and abortion.
Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are looking for fun and fluff.
See it if You want to see a not very original message play about women's rights (abortion) and plight of the middle class (also fertility problems).
Don't see it if You are a theatergoer accustomed to more original, higher-quality off-Broadway productions.
See it if you want to see an entertaining play with strong performances and a compassionate message that is both pro-choice and pro-parenthood.
Don't see it if if you don't like nuanced presentations on these issues
See it if You want to see a one act play that gives you a glimpse into the somewhat challenging world of politics and it's impact on people/community.
Don't see it if Hot button political topics are not of interest to you.
See it if You like slow-paced drama, with little humor. Plays with a germ of an idea that is barely developed. Adequate acting, awkward direction.
Don't see it if You crave a play that makes you think beyond the obvious, acting that finds complexity of a character. You hate pause-inspired performances
See it if you enjoy well acted ensemble pieces, you want your heart touched, you enjoy out of the box well written drama, you want to be entertained.
Don't see it if you only like musicals or broad comedies, you don't like intimate dramatic theater, if you are uncomfortable with discussions of pro-choice.
See it if you enjoy good acting and good interplay between characters. If you like subjects that can be argued and debated.
Don't see it if you need a large cast of characters and are not into subjects that can be politicized.
See it if You are interested in the company Theater Breaking Through Barriers and their efforts to present a play.
Don't see it if you have no tolerance for self indulgent characters who make no significant connection to each other or the audience
See it if you want to see a play which deals with several aspects of politics influenced by personal relationships.
Don't see it if you want a fluffy, feel good experience in the theater.
See it if You enjoy well written contemporary themed dramas that deal with complicated political issues in a respectful manner.
Don't see it if You prefer frothy comedies or dramas that take a strident point of view.
See it if you will enjoy some strong performances about serious topics (with occasional humor). Despite being slow at the top, it's worth it.
Don't see it if Slow pacing the first few scenes will kill any possible enjoyment for you. It takes longer to develop than it should.
See it if you enjoy good staging and decent acting by an interesting company.
Don't see it if you don't like talky, fraught interpersonal relationships and a civil service overlay. Main character did not project-strained to hear.
See it if You're a fan of 'This is Us' and like stories dealing with morals, family, and politics.
Don't see it if You're a discriminatory person in any way. Actually, do see it. Maybe it will change you.
See it if I found the show to be thought provoking and provocative. It dealt with issues of disability, abortion, marijuana, gerrymandering, etc
Don't see it if If you’re not open and extremely conservative you might not like it.