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Newly elected congresswoman Sydney Millsap arrives in DC armed with her ideals and sense of duty, and refuses to play by the rules of special interests—or her own party. Kate’s a lobbyist who backs winners. So when she crosses paths with Representative Millsap, she dismisses her as a one-term neophyte…but ends up hearing a call to conscience she thought she’d left outside of the Beltway. A lacerating comedy about money, power, and what democracy actually looks like by Alexandria native Sarah Burgess.


Awfully funny... the pace is snappy and the intellect is sophisticated...[a] savvy process play about the sausage-making of politics.

The Washington Post

Entertaining and thought-provoking in every sense.

DC Metro Theater Arts

It’s a sensational performance...one of the year’s best.


[Burgess’] rapid, acid-tongued dialogue is cleverly strewn with...smart humor and focuses on up-to-the moment political issues.

DC Theatre Scene


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The Artists


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Production Team

Marti Lyons
DirectorMarti Lyons
Sarah Burgess
PlaywrightSarah Burgess
Luciana Stecconi
Scenic DesignerLuciana Stecconi
Jiyoun Chang
Lighting DesignerJiyoun Chang
Sarah Cubbage
Costume DesignerSarah Cubbage
Stowe Nelson
Sound DesignerStowe Nelson