Both Your Houses, is an unexpectedly relevant political satire (1933), written by Maxwell Anderson. In Both Your Houses, an idealistic young congressman, Alan McClean, takes the surprising position of opposing an appropriations bill that provides money for a huge construction project in his own district. Though his fight will probably cost him future support from his peers, from his constituents, and from the woman in whom he is interested (the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman), McClean struggles to gather opposition to the bill he knows is wrong. Is a young man's idealism any match for the accepted way of doing business? Michael Pressman directs.