Kentwood Players - Coming Soon
Farragut North

by Beau Willimon
Directed by Sherry Coon
Produced by Lynn Gutstadt and Jenny Boone
September 8 – October 14, 2017
FARRAGUT NORTH is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Farragut North is a 2008 play written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President. Set in Des Moines in the weeks leading up to Iowa’s statewide caucuses, the play is “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape – about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.” No trick is too dirty, no lie is too outrageous, no spin is too ingenious if it gets your candidate over the top, including the dirty tricks and brutal backstabbing of those conducting the spin war for aspiring presidents as they attempt to reignite our tapped-out passion for political one-upmanship.

The play, which had its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009, may not be able to compete with the stranger-than-fiction cast of our recent election battle or offer us any stop-the-presses scoops about our presidential campaign culture, but it does capture the frenzied scheming and counter-scheming of would-be Washington kingmakers.

The Character Breakdown is:
Stephen Bellamy
25 - Campaign Press Secretary. Golden boy on his way to being a Kingmaker. Charming and Ruthless.
Ida Horowicz
30-45 - Reporter who covers politics. She's a good friend to have, until she decides to stop being one.
Paul Zara
50-60 - Campaign Manager and 20+ year veteran of the war that is politics. He doesn't believe in much, but he values loyalty.
20-25 - Campaign staffer and Stephen's go-fer. Professional, talented and every bit as ambitious as Stephen although he chooses to hide it for the time being.
19 - Intern working on the campaign. More than a political groupie, she has her own agenda.
Tom Duffy
45-60 - Rival Campaign Manager. Another Veteran and an expert manipulator.
20-30 - A voter and a good guy trying to hold his family together.
LA Times Reporter
Political Reporter trying to get a story.
Note: Waiter and LA Times Reporter will be played by the same actor. Watch the Audition page for audition details.

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