The Adult In The Room

The Adult In The Room

Regional
SYNOPSIS: How did Nancy Pelosi become the first Woman Speaker of the House – and perhaps more importantly, how has she managed to stay there? A woman about whom everyone has an opinion, and yet who almost no one truly knows, tells her personal story and political journey while trying to balance the forces of extreme left and extreme right, using all her power to preserve that rarest of rare birds in the D.C. of this moment – consensus. That is, until that brand of consensus fades into the rear-view mirror. This up-to-the-minute, galvanizing piece is not just about Madame Speaker herself, but about the convulsive political climate we currently find ourselves in.

Directed by Heather Arnson and Conor Bagley

Cast: Orlagh Cassidy

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  • Running Time: 75 minutes
  • Playwright: Bill McMahon