Metropolitan Playhouse presents this 1945 political drama that asks: how can you win a campaign if the candidate insists on saying what he means? More…
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.
See it if If you like Mr Smith Goes to Washington and The Candidate, hate current politics, want well done story of the 40's with relevance today
Don't see it if if politics bores you, if you need elaborate staging, won't travel to the lower East Side, offended that servant roles are so servile.
See it if you enjoy the political process of yesteryear. this is set in an intimate theater which makes it that much more interesting and entertaining
Don't see it if you do not like a play of substance with great characters.
See it if you are into revivals of a 1945 presidential politics of manipulation and dishonesty relevant to our time. nice lengthy production.
Don't see it if you have enough of our current politics and you do not like long talky plays.
See it if This show is relevant to today even though it was written in the 1940s
Don't see it if you don't like political plays.
Also Another excellent play by the Metropolitan Playhouse
See it if enjoy interesting plays in a very intimate setting. It's fascinating how a play written in the 1940s feels like it was written for today.
Don't see it if you don't like political themed plays. It is also long (2:40), but it holds your attention.
See it if you enjoy classic American political plays of the 20th Century well presented with style and wit.
Don't see it if you are only interested in fast moving contemporary plays
See it if you enjoy an old fashioned political drama that is surprisingly relevant to today.
Don't see it if you are not interested in a traditional drama with a very linear plot line.
See it if you enjoy well acted, creatively staged older plays that engage the audience; or if you are interested in a non-musical Lindsay and Crouse.
Don't see it if you dislike a small intimate theater experience or a play that requires thoughtful attention.
See it if You like politcal centered plots - esp classic plays that still feel relevant.
Don't see it if You're looking for high level production values or modern takes - this is a small classic production of a great play.
See it if Lovingly done, and although true to it’s time, it could be a current political parable.
Don't see it if You don't like a story set in the past. Also, it is somewhat longer than many contemporary plays.
See it if you love small, intimate box theaters where you are a mere inches away from the actors. You love politics!
Don't see it if you need a fast moving plot-line, high production value , or hate politics.
See it if See it if you want to see a large, superb cast perform an amusing play that resonates today. For some it may be a history lesson.
Don't see it if Avoid it if you hate politics and don’t have two and a half hours to spend in a theatre.