By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by Doris Tropp
The charismatic governor of Massachusetts has been caught in a lie about his affair with the runner-up of a beauty pageant. In the wake of his immediate removal, his mild-mannered lieutenant governor, Ned Newley is catapulted to the big office. Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But, political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. A completely incompetent temporary receptionist on her first day on the job manages to tangle the situation even further.
"An insightful, witty satire about modern American politics. Funny, timely and - dare we say - entirely possible." - Broadway World
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit
Performances: January 26 - February 4, 2023
January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3, 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on January 28, 29 and February 4
Ticket Prices: $10
Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.
Check the BCT website later for audition times at www.beloitcivictheatre,org