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

Reviews and Press for the Show

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MAY 7 – MAY 28, 2016

Wed-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm


Runtime: 2:30, including intermission



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



Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Lyssa Dent Hughes Susan Marie Rhea*Sponsored*
Walter Abrahmson Mark Alan Rhea*Sponsored*
Dr. Judith B. Kaufman Lolita Marie*Sponsored*
Quincy Quince Brianna Letourneau*Sponsored*
Morrow McCarthy Slice Hicks*Sponsored*
Timber Tucker Michael Innocenti*Sponsored*
Senator Alan Hughes Timothy H. Lynch*Sponsored*
Charlotte Hughes Sheri S. Herren*Sponsored*
Billy Josh Sticklin*Sponsored*
Camera Crew  Kathleen Mason*Sponsored* & Zach Norris*Sponsored*

The Production Team

Director Brandon McCoy*Sponsored*
Assistant Director  Marie Sproul
Stage Manager Juliana Parks*Sponsored*
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan*Sponsored*
Properties and Set Dressing Designer Carol Hood Baker
Sound Designer Tony Angelini
Costume Designer Alison Johnson
Production Assistant Nikki Hoffpauir
Hair and Makeup Designer Craig Miller
Assistant Stage Managers  Kathleen Mason & Zach Norris
Lighting Designer Colin Dieck
Photography Mike Kozemchak

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Marcie Cohen

Director Sponsors

Kiki Powers sponsoring Brandon McCoy

Artist Sponsors

Marge & John Bernbaum sponsoring Susan Marie Rhea
Maggie Butler sponsoring Mark A. Rhea
Gail & Peter Hansen sponsoring Lolita Marie
Maggie Butler sponsoring Brianna Letourneau
Maggie Butler sponsoring Slice Hicks
Maggie Butler sponsoring Timothy H. Lynch
Maggie Butler sponsoring Sheri S. Herren
Roberta & Greg Milman sponsoring Michael Innocenti
Marcie Cohen sponsoring Josh Sticklin
Maggie Butler sponsoring Matthew J. Keenan
Maggie Butler sponsoring Kathleen Mason
Maggie Butler sponsoring Zach Norris
Kiki Powers sponsoring Juliana Parks

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