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The Best Man

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Closed September 9, 2012

Vidal's best play, with surprises, reversals, plentiful wit, worldly wisdom and juicy roles for all concerned!

John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Why See The Best Man?

A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party’s nomination during the primary season.

It's an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering…and what could be more fun in a Presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.

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Dates

Previews from: 6 March 2012

Opening night: 6 March 2012

Audience

The Best Man is suitable for audiences aged 12 and older. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 40 minutes, which includes an intermission.

Cast and Creative

Cast

James Earl Jones
John Larroquette
Elizabeth Ashley
Kristin Davis
Jefferson Mays
Mark Blum
Cybill Shephard
John Stamos

 

Creative

Written by: Gore Vidal
Direction: Michael Wilson
Scenic Design: Derek McLane
Costume Design: Ann Roth
Lighting DesignKenneth Posner

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