“ Recommended … as timely now as it was when the play premiered … Button's cast handle the witty dialogue with flair … ”— Chicago Reader
“ … go see Strawdog's snappy and relevant production of State of the Union. ”— Chicago Theater Beat
In the wake of World War II, a group of Washington bigwigs convince an aviation tycoon with a deep well of idealism to make a run for The White House. But when politics force him to reunite with his estranged wife and to weather a barrage of backroom deals and threats of scandal, his idealism wears down fast. The Pulitzer- winning State of the Union became a Tracy & Hepburn vehicle directed by Frank Capra, and is still an incredibly potent exploration of the price we pay for politics as usual. The Hypocrites' Geoff Button (Desire Under the Elms, True West) directs.