The Best Man

This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two Presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation’s destiny. A co-production with The Smithsonian Associates and Voice of America.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Terrence Currier as Ex-President Hockstader
Johnny Holliday as Dr. Artinian/Reporter
Naomi Jacobson as Mabel Cantwell
Timmy Ray James as Senator Carlin/Reporter
Michael Kramer as Sheldon Marcus
Marsha Mason as Alice Russell
Paul Morella as Senator Joe Cantwell
Kevin Murray as Dick Jensen
Judy Simmons as Mrs. Gamadge
Gary Sloan as Don Blades
Senator Fred Thompson as William Russell

Directed by Nick Olcott. Recorded before a live audience at Voice of America, Washington D.C. in May of 2002.

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Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, Timmy Ray James, Michael Kramer, Marsha Mason, Paul Morella, Kevin Murray, Judy Simmons, Gary Sloan, Senator Fred Thompson


Gore Vidal

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978 1 58081 273 3

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