Annie leaves her husband behind in New York City and returns to her small town childhood home to escape marital discord and visit her father who is dying of cancer. As she reconnects with her family and old friends, secrets are revealed, wine is drunk, songs are sung, relationships rekindle and ultimately, family prevails.
Jessica Goldberg’s BETTER is a wonderfully funny, beautifully poignant and wildly affirming examination of loss and love in our complex, perplexing time.
The Totalitarians By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by David Rose
Francine - A speechwriter. Rya Kihlstedt
Jeffrey - Francine’s husband. A doctor. Troy Blendell
Penny - A charismatic political candidate. Katie Rubin
Ben - an aspiring Revolutionary Ian Bamberg
Time: The not too distant future. Which is much like the present.
Place: A version of Nebraska.
We might be on the brink of revolution in Nebraska. Penny, a compulsive and compulsively-watchable candidate for state office enlists the help of Francine, a silver-tongued operative. Francine's husband Jeffrey, a doctor, is lying to his dying patients - one of whom opens his eyes to Penny's nefarious plans for the Cornhusker State. The Totalitarians is a raucous dark comedy about the state of modern political discourse, modern relationships and how easy it is to believe truths without facts.
There will be one brief intermission