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Sanguine Theatre Company presents the winning entry of its 2016 Project Playwright Festival, in which a young girl must save her mother from the darkness of local politics. More…

In suburban Connecticut in 1999, nine-year-old Sophie is determined to fight the forces of evil. The allure of local politics has brainwashed her underpaid and overworked mother, Laura, into a misguided campaign for State Representative. During the course of a brutal primary election, Sophie must bring her mom back from the dark side with whatever it takes to restore Laura to her original self.

1h 30m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

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April 12th, 2016
"An amusing and bittersweet domestic comedy...Ms. Gardner has written a very enjoyable play with serious overtones...The dialogue is often highly comic with dramatic qualities that delineate and endow the characters with believability. The overall result is a pleasurably old-fashioned and well-ma...
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April 12th, 2016
"Playwright Gracie Gardner effectively draws amusing parallels to our prevailing political climate...Alex Keegan’s direction is excellent, providing us with a charming glimpse of this family’s day-to-day life…Overall, 'Primary' is an entertaining and timely escape from our current political circu...
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April 13th, 2016
"Gardner neatly sets up the pieces of her play but once the action sets off, questions arise, many of which are left unanswered, and her characters go on unnatural journeys simply for conflict...In a play where the action is slow, director Alex Keegan did all she could to liven it up and find gli...
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April 15th, 2016
"While the play had a cohesive and entertaining plot, some aspects of the play seemed a bit out of place and had me wondering of the playwright’s intent...The whole cast gave a pretty solid performance, but for me, Kevin Argus and Casey Nadzam steal the show...The best part about this play is tha...
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