1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson)

1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) is comedy about class, race and learning to believe that anything is possible, before you learn that it actually isn’t. For a sliver of a shining moment in the fall of 1980, it looked as though a little known congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, might actually have a chance to be a contender for President of the United States. At least that's what the...
1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) is comedy about class, race and learning to believe that anything is possible, before you learn that it actually isn’t. For a sliver of a shining moment in the fall of 1980, it looked as though a little known congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, might actually have a chance to be a contender for President of the United States. At least that's what the campaign staff of John Anderson For President believes. In a bare bones campaign office in Boston, Massachusetts four very different (and slightly lost) people search for answers and hope that their long shot candidate will change their country and their lives.
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1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson)

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  • 25 Apr. 2017
    Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater in residence at Kean University, is pleased to recognize "1980 (Or Why I'm Voting for John Anderson), by Patricia Cotter, as the June workshop reading for the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. "1980" rose through a competitive selection process conducted by Premiere staff and an outside panel of theater professionals over the course of roughly five months to its current place out of roughly 400 submissions to the Festival. The panel was particularly impressed by the play's humor, complex characters, and warmth. Our congratulations and thanks to Patricia.

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