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POTUS; or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Aug 2-4, 2024

a stage reading of the hit play by Selina Fillinger

directed by Francesca Amendolia

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Aug 2-4, 2024

in the Capital Blue Cross Main Stage

Evening at 7:30pm: Aug 2 & 3

Matinee at 2:00pm: Aug 4

Special Performances & Events:

  • Opening Night and Reception: Fri Aug 2

  • Post-Performance Discussion: Sun, Aug 4, following the matinee

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the performance starts. There will be no late seating after the commencement of the performance to ensure the safety of our performers and patrons.


$24 - Assigned Seating

$18 - Students 


Open Stage brings you this gleefully feminist satire just in time!

Embark on a wild ride through the chaos of the White House, where a single misstep can lead to global mayhem. When the President turns a PR disaster into an international crisis, it's up to seven formidable women to clean up the mess. Witness daring exploits as they navigate political minefields and absurd crises, challenging the status quo of power and competence in the highest office. Amidst the madness, brace yourself for a riotous romp through the West Wing, where laughter is guaranteed and sanity is optional. Entertainment Weekly says, "The likelihood that you will laugh until your face hurts is one of near certainty." (Any resemblance to past White House shenanigans is purely coincidental.)

You’ll love POTUS  if you enjoy: Veep, The West Wing, Parks and Recreation

Running Time: 1h 40m including one intermission

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1h 40m including one intermission



Content Advisory

Parents Strongly Cautioned

This show contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14.

See specific content warnings below.

This show contains the following:

strong coarse language



We want to show our appreciation to our top members of The Inner Circle:

Miles Babin, Dean and Wendy Badorf, Joanne and Troy Bakel, William and Sharia Benn, Barbara Cartwright, Michael Chapaloney, Jeff and Caitlin Copus, Carole DeSoto, Matt and Desiree DeSoto, The Freeman Family, William & Melissa Gallagher, Peggy Grove, Molly Haragan, Mary Lou and Raymond Harris, Nicholas Hughes, Robert and Joyce Kantor, Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair, Wayne and Gloria Landon, Bill and Beverlee Lehr, Karen and Ken Lehman, Dan MacGregor and Stuart Landon, Emily W. Matlin, DO, Tina Monroe, Howard Pollman and David Forney, Charles Romigh and Donald Vaughan, Karen Ruch, Brad and Colleen Sanders, Joseph Schalk and Kathleen Mullen, Kristin Scofield, Mary Simmonds MD, Ellen Stockstill, Stonebridge Financial Group, John and Abby Tierney, Jonathan Vipond III and Tim E. Bunner, Jeff and Deb Wasileski, Tonja Sue Weddle, Cynthia Wells

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