The Totalitarians (2013 / 2014)
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
We might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Penny, a compulsive and compulsively-watchable candidate for state office enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued operative. Francine’s husband Jeffrey, a doctor, is lying to his dying patients – one of whom opens his eyes to Penny’s nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State. The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships and how easy it is to believe truths without facts.
Originally commissioned by the National New Play Network in partnership with Full Stage USA at New Dramatists, a program made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rolling World Premiere:
Southern Rep (New Orleans, LA)
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC)
Z Space (San Francisco, CA)