"Five Presidents" is turning out to be a popular one. The new play by the writer of The West Wing & House of Cards Rick Cleveland has been extended a second time and will now run through July 26, 2015 at Bay Street Theater. The play opened on June 23, 2015 and is receiving its East Coast premiere at the regional theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
The New York Times described the play as "Smart and funny!" NY Theatre Guide described "Five Presidents" as "Thoughtful and dramatic, yet considerate and humorous... An intriguing and entertaining new play!"
Walker Vreeland, of 102.5 WBAZ-FM, said "Playwright Rick Cleveland pulls back the curtain on five presidents in 1994 and reminds you that behind every Commander-in-chief is a human being with pride and doubt and a whole lot of courage. Five Presidents gave me hope for America, proving that when we connect beyond our politics, it makes the world a better place. A triumph for Bay Street."
Written by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland, "Five Presidents" is a funny and incisive new drama about the meeting of America's most exclusive club - the ex-presidents. Obliged to gather together on the day of Richard Nixon's funeral, four "exes" and one "current" vent frustrations, revisit old grievances, and reveal the toll that it takes on any person foolish enough to seek the highest office in the land.
BASIC FACTS: "Five Presidents" will be presented through July 26, 2015 at Bay Street Theater, located on the Long Wharf at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
Special ticket pricing includes "$30 under 30": Under the age of 30 get your ticket today for Five Presidents for $30 by using the Code 30under30. Free Student Sunday Matinees allow for free admittance to shows on Sunday with Student ID.
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