Comedy, 4 women, 1 man, 90 minutes
The Candidate takes place in the run-up to the 2014 mid-term elections that, in a historic moment, swung the Senate from blue to red. African-American Nicole is working as the Assistant Communications Director for the campaign of Barbara, a white Republican running for Senate. When Nicole and her Latino husband Mateo are unexpectedly recruited to star in a campaign ad for Barbara, Nicole discovers that she is becoming uncertain of her own political leanings. With the campaign on the line, Nicole must decide where she stands – for the sake of her job, her family, and her candidate.
First Contact Reading Series
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Chicago, IL
February 19, 2017
Directed by Andy Blaustein
Featuring Demetra Dee (Nicole), David Ibarra (Mateo), Rainee Denham (Barbara), Jen Bosworth (Sharon), Allegra Larson (Katie), and Anthony Conway (Stage Directions)