Following a successful Broadway bow, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive is now coming to the heart of the nation’s government: Washington, D.C. Selina Fillinger’s side-splitting play makes its way to the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage this fall, just in time for another election cycle to rev up. Get POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive tickets on TodayTix!
If you loved Veep or Vice, this may be the comedy for you! This Tony Award-nominated play is a razor-sharp satire of what it means to be a woman in a government run by an imbecilic man. A critical darling, the Broadway bow garnered rave reviews: Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Grade A! You will laugh until your face hurts."
It earned three Tony Award nominations, and as another election cycle full of men running for top office positions looms, Selina Fillinger’s satire feels ripe for the moment. No vetoes here!
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The woes of one dutiful, all-female staff are on satirical display in the new comedy, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. No one wants a PR nightmare, but when it’s the president? Scandals can’t get any bigger. In the new comedy POTUS, see seven women bend backward to fix one idiotic man’s blunder.
In the play, the fictionalized Commander-in-Chief finds himself in hot water for publicly calling his wife a “See You Next Tuesday.” Who’s going to clean up that mess? Women. In this searingly funny Broadway hit, Fillinger traces how seven women of dramatically different backgrounds mitigate the damage done by male arrogance and political posturing, which ultimately is a brassy homage to the women who keep things running behind the scenes.
1 hr 50 mins (incl. one intermission)
October 13th, 2023
November 12th, 2023
Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage
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