SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 19, 2019
Written by: Rick Cleveland*
Directed by: Marty Higginbotham*
There was only one day in history when all five of these U.S. Presidents were in the same room at the same time: the holding room prior to entering the memorial service for President Richard Nixon. This is a once-in-a-life occurrence as imagined by “The West Wing” and “House of Cards” writer Rick Cleveland. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide.
September 6 – October 19, 2019
(773) 654-3103 box office & for groups 6+
- Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday: 7:30pm
- Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday: 2:30pm
Additional shows on 10/14 @ 7:30pm; 10/17 @ 2:30pm.
No shows on 9/7 & 9/14 @ 3pm; nor 10/19 @ 7:30pm
- Duration: 90 minutes; no intermission
- Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
- Ticket price: $19-$39
- Recommended for ages 13+ | PG-13
- Blues Views: we offer free post-show discussions on Sunday
CAST (in alphabetical order): John Carter Brown (George H.W. Bush), James Leaming* (Ronald Reagan), Martin L’Herault (Jimmy Carter), Tom McElroy (Gerald Ford), Stephen Spencer (Bill Clinton), and Denzel Tsopnang* (Agent Kirby).
PRODUCTION TEAM: Rick Cleveland (playwright), Marty Higginbotham* (director), Grant Sabin* (scenic), Alexander Ridgers* (lighting), Michael Alan Stein (costumes), Warren Levon* (sound), Mary O’Dowd (props), and Shandee Vaughan* (production & stage manager).
*American Blues Theater Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates
We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, Chicago Public Schools, and Chicago Votes. We continue to donate proceeds of “Pediatric Previews” to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
MORE INFORMATION ON FIVE PRESIDENTS
Read the cast and creative team’s biographies for FIVE PRESIDENTS.read more
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Learn about audience engagement events.
Read about our free events for audiences of FIVE PRESIDENTS.read more
Rick Cleveland brilliantly dramatizes this imagined once-in-a-lifetime conversation. Written during #44’s tenure, today’s 2019 America represents a different political, ideological, and cultural awareness than even four years ago. Cleveland returned to the play with a sharpened pencil and tongue.read more
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