WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Strawdog opens their 23rd anniversary season with Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsey's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning political comedy State of the Union. The story follows fictional Republican presidential candidate Grant Matthews and his estranged wife Mary as they reunite to go under the media microscope. Matthews begins as a truth talking, idealist, manof-the-people but quickly falls prey to the American political machine. State of the Union was adapted for a 1948 film directed by Frank Capra, starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.