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newTACTics New Play Festival: 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson)

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 7:00 pm

Free
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1980, OR WHY I’M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON
by Patricia Cotter
Directed by Michael Selditch

Cast: Avery Banks, Ella Dershowitz, Kate Middleton*+, Brandon Jones*+

*Member, Actors Equity Association
+TACT Company Member

Performances:
Wednesday, June 21, 7:00pm
Thursday, June 22, 7:00pm

Both readings will be preceded by a complimentary wine reception beginning at 6:30PM, and followed by a moderated talkback with the cast, director, and playwright.

Synopsis:

It’s 1980 and an unknown congressman named John Anderson just might have a shot to be a contender for President of the United States. In the candidate’s Boston campaign office, four idealistic young campaign workers struggle to spread the hope that their long-shot candidate might bring to the country and their lives, while staving off that era’s Unthinkable Presidency. 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) is a comedy about class, race and the politics of change.

Patricia Cotter (Playwright) Awards include American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award, Heideman Award Finalist, Emmy Award. Plays include Rules Of Comedy 39th Humana Festival of New American Plays, 2015; The Anthropology Section (2015) The Actors Theatre of Louisville; The Surrogate, (The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2016 National Playwrights Conference finalist) production Centenary Stage Company, NJ, 2017.


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Details

Start:
June 21 @ 7:00 pm
End:
June 22 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://tactnyc.org/1980-or-why-im-voting-for-john-anderson/

Venue

TACT Studio
900 Broadway, Suite 905
New York, New York 10003
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