An American Daughter OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 3, 2016
    Closing:
    August 21, 2016

    Theater: Williamstown Theatre Festival / 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267

    Synopsis: 

    When the President of the United States nominates Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Diane Davis) to the position of Surgeon General, the excavation of her past triggers a scandal that threatens her confirmation. As partisan politics play out, Lyssa’s deep personal relationships and impressive career trajectory hang in the balance. Evan Cabnet directs Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Wendy Wasserstein’s prescient 1997 play about the cost one woman pays when she dares to have it all.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF An American Daughter

    Women’s Hard Choices, Cutting Deep at Williamstown Festival

    Charles Isherwood

    August 18, 2016: A woman’s right to choose — how to live her life, or how to end it — provides an oblique theme linking the two plays that close the Williamstown Theater Festival season, which ends on Sunday. The twists that tangle the life of the central character in “An American Daughter,” a woman of accomplishment nominated for high government office (ring any bells?), unfortunately feel more predictable, although this is partly because the play draws on familiar history.

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