An American Daughter

by Wendy Wasserstein


Set in Washington, D.C., AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER focuses on Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a health care expert and forty-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When the President nominates Lyssa to a Cabinet post, an indiscretion from her past is discovered. The media turns it into a scandal that imperils her confirmation and divides her family and friends. Lyssa is forced to make a decision: continue to pursue the post and face an ugly Senate hearing; or decline the nomination, becoming a sacrificial lamb for the President. Partisan politics in our nation’s capital, however, are nothing compared to the personal politics in Lyssa’s living room, where complicated relationships unravel with her father, husband and her best girlfriend—not to mention the awkward encounters she has with an exuberant neo-feminist author and a relentless TV journalist.

“Wasserstein is beautiful when she’s angry … A daring play — beautiful, brilliant, angry and funny.” – NY Newsday

“A brave and ambitious play that portrays with withering accuracy the damage wrought by the tart-tongued TV culture of Washington.” – USA Today



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MAY 7 – MAY 28, 2016

Wed-Sat at 8:00 pm
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Runtime: 2:30, including intermission

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Wendy Wasserstein
Wendy Wasserstein
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Wasserstein’s death

 




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