LAST GLEAMING

LAST GLEAMING examines the last moments of Presidents John F Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon, unalike and tied together by in an unusual way. The first act, A Warm Day in November, Jacqueline Kennedy tries desperately to save her marriage by persuading her husband to cancel an event in Dallas. The second act, Dancing Among the Wildflowers, Lyndon Johnson deliberating masks his failing health from...
LAST GLEAMING examines the last moments of Presidents John F Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon, unalike and tied together by in an unusual way. The first act, A Warm Day in November, Jacqueline Kennedy tries desperately to save her marriage by persuading her husband to cancel an event in Dallas. The second act, Dancing Among the Wildflowers, Lyndon Johnson deliberating masks his failing health from his wife, Lady Bird, so that she fulfills her personal commitments. The final act, The Family Hour, Richard Nixon staggers back to the East Wing after receiving the news of his impending impeachment and is confronted by his wife, Pat and an ultimatum.
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LAST GLEAMING

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  • Samantha Baird:
    4 May. 2021
    The structure of this script is very interesting. Each administration takes place in it's own act and they don't really all come together until the final act. I love the political genre and the final act focusing on Nixon. It has a lot of mirroring to our country’s recent history. As a daughter of a history teacher, historical plays tend to hold a special place in my heart.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Concord Community Players
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    2017

Awards

Winner
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2020 Spring Emerging Playwrights' Contest
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Mixing it Up Productions, LLC
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2020