Directed by Leigh Silverman, the 7 PM reading is part of NYTW's 2008 Pre-Election Series. The starry cast boasts Patch Darragh, Stephen James King, Adriane Lenox, Stuart Margolin, Margo Martindale, Jan Maxwell, Conan McCarty, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Michael Potts, Carrie Preston, Tim Robbins, Charles Turner and Kerry Washington. In Weekend, press notes state, "it's 1968 and the Republican Party is in a struggle for its conscience. Four years earlier after an explosive rise by Barry Goldwater and the far right, Goldwater became the Republican nominee for President running against Lyndon Johnson. Crushingly defeated, the Republican Party was left in disarray. Now the longstanding progressive core of the party is attempting to make a comeback. Republican Senator Charles MacGruder is preparing to announce his candidacy for president and make a bold statement against the Vietnam War, when his son arrives for the weekend with shocking and potentially career-ending news."
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