Warren G. Harding runs for President in 1920, with political manipulations that resonate today.
Chicago, June, 1920. The Republican National Convention is in full swing. Warren G.
Harding is overwhelmed by the prospect of being the nominee of the Republican Party for
President. Hounded by an ambitious campaign manager, a paralyzingly superstitious wife, a
star-struck young mistress, and the frightening pull of inevitability, Harding seems destined
to be President----or is he? This play explores the extent to which fate controls our lives. Is
there a higher power that determines our destinies or are we the aggregate result of the
idiosyncracies of flawed humanity?
Colin Speer Crowley is the playwright. The Connecticut-based writer received a Master’s
Degree from Georgetown University. His other plays include Dear Mr. Whitefield Encore,
Encore Few Thy Voice Hail and Reign Harriman-Baines Leave It to Ms. Minor
Philosophus Shadows of Men The Beggar of Bethesda The Footsteps of God and
Jules Aaron directs the new Theatre 40 production. Jules is one of Los Angeles’ most
honored directors, the recipient of over thirty awards for his work directing over 250 stage
and television productions. His recent directing credits for Theatre 40 include 26 Pebbles,
Mr. Pim Passes By, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Separate Tables, A
Shred of Evidence, Rod Serling’s Patterns and the West Coast Premiere of The Consul, the
Tramp and America’s Sweetheart.
The cast of Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room includes (in alphabetical order) Roslyn
Cohn, John W. Combs, Kevin Dulude, David Hunt Stafford, Sarah Walker and Roger K.
Assistant director: Roger K. Weiss. Stage manager/Assistant lighting designer: Nick
Foran. Lighting designer: Brandon Baruch. Costume designer: Michèle Young :Sound
design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski. Set design: Jeff G. Rack.
To see some things that happened after the 1920 election, don’t miss The Manor: Murder
and Madness at Greystone, when Theatre 40 brings back the perennial favorite in February,
Presenter / Producer: Theatre 40
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-364-0535
241 S. Moreno Dr.
Beverly Hills CA 90212
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 11/21/2019 - 12/15/2019
Thurs.- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00. Also, Sun. at 7:00 on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.
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