This new play is created from the highlights of over 63 hours of interviews plus notes from events the playwright attended to create a play that strives to show the people behind the politics. More…
'Chatting with the Tea Party' is a documentary-style play by Rich Orloff about a New York liberal playwright who decides to travel around the country interviewing leaders of local Tea Party groups, to get to know people whose political beliefs are diametrically opposed to his. For a year the playwright attended Tea Party meetings and events in cities large and small in every region of the country.
See it if You're interested in a balanced, probing take on liberal vs conservative politics, all completely true and taken from real interviews.
Don't see it if You don't want to see Tea Partiers as real people, with real, albeit alarming, insights and concerns.
See it if you enjoy plays about politics.
Don't see it if you hate plays about politics.
See it if you want to examine some of your thinking. You'll be surprised that some of your cherished ideals are suspect. Nothing is black and white.
Don't see it if are closed minded and fossilized in your thoughts.
See it if you are tired of proliferating stereotypes and crave a fresh look at people whose opinions differ from your own. It's funny!
Don't see it if you are a cookie-cutter NYC liberal who never changes their mind about anything.