View of the Dome


Text Theresa Rebeck
Direction Michael Mayer

1996/97 Season

September 13, 1996—October 20, 1996

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When Emma, an idealistic lawyer, gets involved in her friend’s campaign for the Senate, she falls prey to Washington, D.C. political players including her boyfriend the campaign manager and the ruthless campaign consultant.  To seek revenge, Emma manufactures the only story that would shock Puritanical America and shake the political powers: a sex scandal.  As her scheme spirals out of control, Emma finds herself the focus of congressional hearings, the poster child for the Religious Right, and the darling of the media.  Rebeck’s fast-paced, witty script packs a powerful political message this election year, giving us a view of Washington as insiders know it.

Scenic Design Neil Patel
Costume Design Michael Krass
Lighting Design Frances Aronson
Sound Design Darron L. West
Stage Manager Lisa Iacucci
Assistant Stage Manager Charles Means

with Jim Abele, Patrick Breen, Candy Buckley, Tom Riis Farrell, Julia Gibson, Dion Graham, Richard Poe