Responding to current events, the new work looks at the fight between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the key cabinet members who will lead the Trump administration's policy on issues including Russia, civil rights, healthcare, and climate change. The play uses verbatim testimony from the hearings of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, E.P.A. director Scott Pruitt, and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services director Dr. Tom Price.
Complete casting for for the event included Alec Baldwin (Rex Tillerson, Senator John Barrasso); Walter Bobbie (Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse); Ellen Burstyn (Senator Elizabeth Warren); Staceyann Chin (Senator Mazie K. Hirono); David Costabile (Tom Price, Senator Chris Coons); Linda Emond (Senator Patty Murray); Raúl Esparza (Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Edward J. Markey); Ivan Hernandez (Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Jeff Merkley); Bill Irwin (Senator Bob Corker, Senator Charles E. Grassley); Aasif Mandvi (Scott Pruitt, Senator Todd Young); Joe Morton (Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Senator James M. Inhofe, Senator Patrick J. Leahy); Denis O'Hare (Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Lindsey Graham); Nathan Osgood (Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Ron Johnson); New Yorker Editor David Remnick (Al Franken); Ron Rifkin (Senator Bernard Sanders); Regina Taylor (Senator Dianne Feinstein); Yul Vazquez (Senator Robert Menendez; Senator Chris S. Murphy, Senator Richard J. Durbin); and additional company members Lei-Lei Bavoil, Raúl Ramón Bencomo, Jeff Hathcoat, Schann Mobley, Ashley Renee Thaxton, and Toran White.
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