Hillary and Clinton
April 27, 2019
|Photo courtesy of Hillary and Clinton|
It is 2008 in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton (played by Laurie Metcalf) is losing in the primary to Barack Obama (played by Peter Francis James). She calls her husband, Bill (played by John Lithgow), to help her. Her campaign manager, Mark (played by Zak Orth), is dead set against Bill Clinton’s help in the campaign. Barack offers Hillary the position of running mate if she drops out of the race. She wins New Hampshire, and makes the same offer to Barack.
In Hillary and Clinton Playwright Lucas Hnath has written a fictional account of these conversations in a highly successful effort to deliver a strong message. By writing these well known, true characters, Mr. Hnath engages his audience on an emotional level right from the start. He frames the play with an opening and closing monologue that broadens the magnitude of the spectrum already established by these characters, and puts into perspective his themes of winning vs. losing, personality vs. professional accomplishments, and right time vs. wrong time.
|Laurie Metcalf as Hillary Clinton|
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Hillary and Clinton is playing at the Golden Theatre. Go see this show! You will be engaged on numerous levels and propelled into deep thought on more than just the subject matter.