The Totalitarians 09/07–09/30Buy Tickets
ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theater with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of “The Totalitarians” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb September 7 through 30. Tickets are $22 (pay-what-you-can tickets available for every performance)and are available by calling 734-635-8450, or online at www.theatreNOVA.org.
Politician Penelope Easter is a disaster of a candidate: impulsive and crass, with a closet full of skeletons. When she enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued political operative, the two embark on a madcap journey of sex, money, complete misrepresentation of facts, and a total lack of scruples – on their way to political fame. Only time (and a mysterious stranger bent on revolution) will tell if their ends justify their means, or if justice will find them in the end. This raucous dark comedy lampoons “reality politics,” the state of modern discourse, and life in a post-truth world..
Directed by Carla Milarch, “The Totalitarians” features Diane Hill, Connor Forrest Hutchins, Tory Matsos, and Joe Zarrow. The production team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting design), Haley Cook (costume design), Aliyah Kiesler (sound design), and Alona Shewach (stage manager).
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include The Making of a Great Moment, A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonberry, Bob, T.I.C. (Trenchcoat in Common), Hunter Gatherers, Colorado, and Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecutuplets.