New York City
Just in time for the Fall election, Aurora Theatre Company opens its season with Gore Vidal’s fascinating political nail-biter The Best Man. Shedding light on some of the issues surrounding today’s bid for the White House, this timely morality tale takes place during a national political convention. Two front runners vie for a political party nomination, and one of them will almost certainly be the next President of the United States. Each candidate is in possession of some serious mud to sling, and each has to decide just how dirty to play the game. This witty, sophisticated play calls into question public versus private morals, and captures the seemingly incompatible virtues of being a good person while also being a good politician.