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The Ideal Candidate: Dinner and a Play

The Ideal Candidate, a new political comedy by Ginger Aña Dayla
New City Stage Company presents our new “ A Reading and a Feeding” series

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM
The Playground at the Adrienne Theatre 

A Pre-Valentine’s Day Dinner & Theatre event

About the Play: Republican Senator Eugene Worthington is ready to retire from a life of public service but needs to help his fiancee, conservative Las Vegas Mayor Belinda Schwartz win his old seat while also getting his healthcare bill through.  Everything seems fine until a harmless chance meeting with adult film star Krystal Myst spurs a torrent of media attention. Krystal wonders if perhaps the best person to represent the great state of Nevada…is her?

Set in the very current political environment where rules were made to be broken, “The Ideal Candidate” examines what happens when a non-traditional office seeker tests the limits of what is normal, what is right, what will sell and where do we go from here.

Written by award-winning playwright and director Ginger Aña Dayla (Hinckley, Roseburg, RFK).

What is “A Reading and a Feeding”?

A (meta)physical feast that combines our passion for theatre and food. An event that combines our passions for theatre and food, this series is designed to introduce a new play we’re developing while also creating a dialogue amongst our audiences. “A Reading and a Feeding" features a mouth-watering menu served by our artistic directors themselves. The meal is built around the reading of a new play and the event is FREE. 

Feed your mind and fill your belly!

Reading and dinner are both FREE. Wine and beer available by donation.

Estimated run time

6:30 PM            Doors open, appetizers and beverages served
7:00 PM            Reading with entrée during intermission
9:15 PM            Dessert, feedback and socializing

A full evening of theatre and dinner.

Written By

Ginger Aña Dayla

Estimated Run Time

2-3 Hours


Philly Theatre Week
Closing Soon
Feb 13 - Feb 13, 2018
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2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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