The Best Man
Los Angeles, CA , 90038-1703
Wasatch Theatrical Ventures revives Gore Vidal's political masterpiece.
At the Democrat Presidential Nominating Convention in the summer of 1976 in New York, the leading candidate, Secretary of State William Russell, lives by his principles, but is haunted by recent health problems that threaten his career and vote-winning potential. Russell's chief opponent, Senator Joe Cantwell, presents himself as the people's candidate; his determination to win at all costs is also his great flaw. Cantwell is faced with the revelation of sexual indiscretions, threatening both his marriage and his career. These two frontrunners for their party's presidential nomination fight for the support of the outgoing president and resort to mudslinging in a fierce political contest.