June 18, 2014
WOOLLY TO HOST WHITE HOUSE GHOSTS
FEATURING VETERAN REPORTER AND AUTHOR
AND PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHWRITERS FROM BUSH, SR. TO OBAMA
EVENING TO INCLUDE POST-SHOW DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION
FOLLOWING SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE TOTALITARIANS
(Washington, DC) Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will host White House Ghosts: An Evening with Presidential Speechwriters from Bush Sr. to Obama which will include a special 7pm performance of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s “must-see” (Washington City Paper) high-energy political farce, The Totalitarians. The evening will begin at 6pm with an open bar pre-show reception and culminate with a post-show discussion and meet-and-greet featuring the guests of honor: former presidential speechwriters Mary Kate Cary (for President George H.W. Bush), Jeff Shesol (for President Clinton), Noam Neusner (for President George W. Bush), Adam Frankel (for President Obama), and veteran reporter Robert Schlesinger, author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and their Speechwriters. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase their own copies of White House Ghosts, have them signed by the author and, following the performance, hear the panel of guests engage in a discussion on the origins and power of political rhetoric, informed by their experiences writing for our most recent presidents.
Tickets for the evening, which include admittance to the open bar reception, performance, post-show discussion, and meet-and-greet, begin at $75 and can be purchased online at woollymammoth.net or by calling the Box Office at 202-393-3939.
A limited number of press seats are available and can be reserved by contacting Communications Coordinator Michael Love by email at [email protected] or by phone at 202-312-5276.
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Poised to begin its 35th Season, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues to hold its place at the leading edge of American theatre. Acknowledged as “one of the most influential outposts for the best new American plays” (The Washington Post), and “known for its productions of innovative new plays” (The New York Times), Woolly Mammoth is a national leader in the development of new works, and one of the best known and most influential mid-sized theatres in America.
Woolly Mammoth’s summer 2014 offerings include Roger Guenveur Smith’s Rodney King (July 8–July 20) and the return of Aaron Posner’s Stupid F##king Bird (July 28–August 17).
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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Box Office: 202-393-3939