Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Homecoming) stars as the wife of fourth President James Madison in a cast that boasts a host of theatre actors, including Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as James Madison and Tony winner Denis O'Hare as Benjamin Latrobe. Also featured are Michael Cumpsty as John Randolph, Mireille Enos as Madison's grand niece, Dana Ivey as a Quaker woman, Brian Murray as a journalist, John Curless as Anthony Merry, Danai Gurira as Sarah Steward and Neil Huff as a Quaker man.
Muffie Meyer directs the piece that is narrated by David Ogden Stiers. "American Experience: Dolley Madison" is based on the writings of the First Lady who was known for aiding in the development of the city of Washington, D.C. and stands as the only civilian to be granted an honorary seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lived to know the first 12 U.S. Presidents.