By Miranda Parham
Directed by Michael C. Federico
This drama foretells the future of America by following the journey of a conservative father and his unconventional son. In the New Republic of Texas, Jacob McCormick is a rising politician. Meanwhile, his son Benji dreams of becoming a famous entertainer and finding his estranged mother. Once Jacob and Benji establish two highly contradictory public images, can they ever be family again?
Michael Federico is a 1998 graduate of the BFA program in Theatre/SMU, as well as a ’98 playwright in New Visions, New Voices. He is a recent graduate of the MA program at University of Texas at Dallas and a company member at Kitchen Dog Theatre.
A spring playwriting festival in its 19th season, New Visions, New Voices will present one performance each of seven full-length plays written by students graduating from the Division of Theatre. The festival is produced by SMU Associate Professor and Head of Theatre Studies Gretchen Smith.
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