Our current President may have gotten elected by promising to “drain the swamp,” but when it comes to corruption, DC has nothing on Albany, NY’s long-standing reputation for misdeeds. But Sharr White’s riveting new play The True, set in 1977 during the penultimate mayoral campaign of Erastus Corning II’s (Michael McKean) 40+ years in office, brushes aside the corruption whispers. Instead, the... Read more
The New Group kicks off its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Sharr White's The True, directed by Scott Elliott.
Performances take place at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.
(Photos by Monique Carboni)
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When it comes to Dorothea “Polly” Noonan - a blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine - politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II, is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics.