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A group of actors in various 50's style clothing stand hand in hand at the edge of a stage. Behind them the stage is decorated with political campaign slogans.
Cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of State of the Union. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

State of the Union

A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Satire

date September 22, 2006 — October 22, 2006

This delightfully fresh satire skewers America’s favorite pastime, politics. It is also a sharp challenge to all Americans who are interested in the kind of government they’re getting and the kind of government they think they really deserve.

Artistic Team

Director Kyle Donnelly
Scenic Designer Kate Edmunds
Costume Designer Wade Laboissonniere
Lighting Designer Nancy Schertler
Sound Designer Garth Hemphill
Video Designer Peter Nigrini
Wigs and Hair Designer Cookie Jordan
Dramaturge Michelle T. Hall
Production Stage Manager Craig A. Horness
Assistant Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Casting Liz Woodman

Cast

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Jim Abele

Grant Matthews

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Christopher Bloch

Sam Parrish

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Michael Gabel

Senator Lauterback/Labor Leader

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Martha Hackett

Kay Thorndyke

Naomi Jacobson

Norah/Mrs. Draper

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Ellen Karas

Mary Matthews

Floyd King

Judge Alexander

James Konicek

Swenson/Labor Leader

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Hugh Nees

William Hardy/Labor Leader

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Joe Peck

Stevens/Waiter

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Kip Pierson

Bellboy

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Andrew Polk

Spike McManus

Nancy Robinette

Mrs. Alexander

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Sam Tsoutsouvas

James Conover

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Esther Williamson

Jenny

Michael Bunce

Understudy

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Teresa Castracane

Understudy

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