AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER set to open November 11th at Elmwood
Imagine that you are at the top of your chosen profession. You have a wonderful marriage, bright, healthy children and the admiration and esteem of your peers and associates. You seem to have it all. Now imagine that a chance, seemingly benign remark between friends at a casual brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy shattering not only your career aspirations but your personal and private life as well.
That is exactly what happens to Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes a respected physician and liberal pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-equality public health administrator who is on the forefront of women’s health issues. A descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, she is the privileged daughter of an Indiana Republican senator and the President’s nominee for the prestigious post of U.S. Surgeon General.
Set in 1997 Georgetown, Washington, DC, An American Daughter tells the multifaceted tale of how one woman tries to navigate and balance the turbulent waters of private life with professional ambition. This timely story exposes the almost impossible expectations for women dealing with glass ceiling politics and what the public demands of its politicians and celebrities when thrust into the unblinking eye of the media.
This humorous political satire written by Pulitzer prize winner Wendy Wasserstein is perfectly positioned to open November 11th just days after what will certainly go down in history as one of the most divisive and contentious political seasons of all time.
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