Past Political Thriller:
Kentwood Players presents
Farragut North

Farragut North
by Beau Willimon
Directed by Sherry Coon
Produced by Lynn Gutstadt and Jenny Boone
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Farragut North is a 2008 play written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), loosely based on former Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign for U.S. President. Set in Des Moines in the weeks leading up to Iowa’s statewide caucuses, the play is “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape – about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.” No trick is too dirty, no lie is too outrageous, no spin is too ingenious if it gets your candidate over the top, including the dirty tricks and brutal backstabbing of those conducting the spin war for aspiring presidents as they attempt to reignite our tapped-out passion for political one-upmanship.

The play, which had its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009, may not be able to compete with the stranger-than-fiction cast of our recent election battle or offer us any stop-the-presses scoops about our presidential campaign culture, but it does capture the frenzied scheming and counter-scheming of would-be Washington kingmakers.



Played by
Stephen Bellamy ············ Nicholas Dostal
Ida Horowicz ············ Tiana Randall-Quant
Paul Zara ············ Philip Bartolf
Ben ············ Brian Patrick Roach
Molly ············ Mikki Hernandez
Tom Duffy ············ Manfred Hofer
Waiter/LA Times Reporter ············ Philip Iadevaia


Campaign manager Paul Zara watches as reporter Ida Horowicz and Press Secretary Stephen Bellamy relive past conflicts.
Press Secretary Stephen Bellamy is shocked by poll numbers provided by opposition campaign manager Tom Duffy.
Intern Molly tries to convince Press Secretary Stephen Bellamy that the election is not lost.
A waiter shares his immigrant family’s story with Press Secretary Stephen Bellamy.
Campaign Manager Paul Zara looks on as staffer Ben shows an unwelcome press release to Press Secretary Stephen Bellamy.
Photos by West Maatita


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Los Angeles, CA 90045
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