The Outsider

Written By: Paul Slade Smith

Directed by: Sonia Smith

Show: Sept. 10 – 27

Thurs., Fri. Sat., 7:30

Sun. 2:00

pg-13

A late breaking news flash reveals that the Governor has been caught in a scandalous affair, and thus he has unceremoniously resigned from office. The order of succession is clear, the Lieutenant Governor, Ned Newley, now fills the highest office in the State. There’s just one problem; Ned doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, dreadful on television, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his normally ever-supportive Chief of Staff Dave, Ned seems destined to fail. But the renowned political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might just be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Therefore, he’ll never win — unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. Now Ned and his new staff are in a mad dash to turn this mumbling pencil pusher into a figure of respect and competency. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

Cast of Characters

Stephanie Boyce …………………………………… Paige Caldwell
Mark McLain ………………………………………………. Dave Riley
Sharon Young ……………………………………….. Louise Peakes
Gary Collier ………………………………………………. Ned Newley
Mike Dunham …………………………………………. Arthur Vance
Hope Burns………………………………………….. Rachel Parsons
Connor Jones ………………………………………… A. C. Peterson

Directed by Sonia Smith
Stage Managed by Nancy Rodde
Tech by Chris Mortimer