Gore Vidal

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Plays by Gore Vidal

audio The Best Man

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant in Vidal's 1960 setting are strangely similar what is going on today. Includes an interview with actors Fred Thompson and Marsha Mason.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, Timmy Ray James, Michael Kramer, Marsha Mason, Paul Morella, Kevin Murray, Judy Simmons, Gary Sloan and Fred Thompson.

Featuring: Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, Timmy Ray James, Michael Kramer, Marsha Mason, Paul Morella, Kevin Murray, Judy Simmons, Gary Sloan, Senator Fred Thompson

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was a writer and politician. After establishing himself as a novelist and writer of teleplays, in 1957 he turned briefly to theatre. There he was most successful with adaptations of two of his teleplays, Visits to a Small Planet (1957) and The Best Man (1960), a satire on American politics. Other plays include On the March to the Sea (1961), Weekend (1968) and An Evening with Richard Nixon and . . . (1972).