"Sometimes the most powerful theater is reality, distilled. I'm immensely proud of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?, Nicolas Kent's superb rendition of the Cabinet confirmation hearings which have just concluded. The theater is not always a rapid-response medium- but when it can be, it's electrifying. This is a real-time portrait of the American government, and it is as riveting as the headlines and far, far more revelatory. It's like reading the news lit by lightning."
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater
The Public Theater and The National Theatre, London, present a staged reading of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump's Cabinet, a one-night only theatrical event by acclaimed British director Nicolas Kent.
Responding to current events almost as they happen, this revealing new work takes us into the fierce fight between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the key cabinet members who will lead the Trump administration’s policy on everything from Russia to civil rights, healthcare to climate change.
Riveting documentary theater, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN? is composed of verbatim testimony from the nomination hearings of the most powerful of these cabinet appointees: Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon/Mobil, nominee for Secretary of State responsible for America’s foreign policy; Jeff Sessions, a leading campaigner for the President and now his chief law officer; Dr. Tom Price, a strident critic of Obamacare and nominee for Health Secretary; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic nominated as Director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Subjected to tough and relentless cross-examination, each man was questioned forensically about his ethics, beliefs and political philosophies. Each had to fend off accusations ranging from corruption to deceit or racism. What they said—and what they didn’t—give vital insight into the future policies and direction of a Trump Presidency, and America itself.