Picnic Theatre Company Performance – The Campaign (A Parody)

On Thursday June 13, join us as Picnic Theatre Company returns to the beautiful Dumbarton House garden in Georgetown with an original parody play adaptation of The Candidate, set in 1972!

What would you do if you could say anything you wanted to get elected? In this satire of electoral politics in America, the heir of a famous political family is tapped to run a hopeless campaign against a powerful incumbent Senator. Be transported to the 1970s with music and costumes on the campaign trail. The comedy reveals divisions in American politics and society that still resonate in 2024.

Dumbarton House:

2715 Q Street NW, Washington DC, 20007

6:00 p.m. Picnic and cocktails

7:00 p.m. Performance (90 minutes)

Bring a blanket for picnic seating. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase.

Rain or shine (if rain in Bellevue Ballroom)

Tickets $20

A Picnic Theatre Company parody

The Candidate

Written and Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast: Sara Cook* Nova Daly* Silvia Foster-Frau* Jennifer Grinspoon* Alexa Newlin* Antonio Olivo* Brian Rogers * Kevin Rooney* Adam Ruben * Christina Sevilla * Hugo Verges* David White

About the Picnic Theatre Company

Since its founding in 2010, the Picnic Theatre Company’s brand of site-specific party theatre has been called one of the “culture party hybrids taking Washington by storm” by the Washington Post. According to the Financial Times, “The Picnic Theatre Company’s bipartisan players…spend their days running the country and their evenings running the show.” Picnic Theatre audience goers enjoy one-act cocktail and garden party performances of classic plays in beautiful and exciting historic venues, gardens and Embassies. Washington professionals, journalists and diplomats by day, the all-volunteer Picnic Theatre players donate proceeds of performances to historical preservation of museums, and arts and education charities. www.facebook.com/PicnicTheatre


Jun 13 2024


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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