The Totalitarians


Francine, the ambitious speechwriter for a rich housewife’s vanity campaign for public office, has stumbled upon pure gold: a perfectly patriotic slogan. So what if it’s totally meaningless? And so what if her doctor husband disapproves? With it Francine can turn the campaign around and make her unpredictable, gaffe-prone candidate electrifyingly powerful—and finally, just maybe, get herself out of Nebraska.

Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of “Boom”, this high-energy farce exposes just how vacuous and absurd our political language is. If you worship at the altar of Colbert, if you religiously watch The Daily Show, you won’t want to miss this.

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$35 - $75

Discount Tickets Available Under 30, Military, First Responders, Group, Pay What You Can

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/02/2014 - 06/29/2014
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 06/02/2014 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can
  • 06/03/2014 - 8:00pm Pay-What-You-Can
  • 06/06/2014 - 8:00pm Opening/Press Night

Extra Performances

  • 06/02/2014 - 8:00pm
  • 06/03/2014 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 06/07/2014 - 3:00pm
  • 06/08/2014 - 3:00pm
Performer Role
Dawn Ursula Francine
Emily Townley Penny
Sean Meehan Jeffrey
Nick Loumos Ben
Production Personnel
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Robert O'Hara
Costume Designer
Frank Labovitz
Set Designer
Misha Kachman
Sound Designer
Lindsay Jones
Movement for plays
Joe Isenberg
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Jared Mezzocchi
Miriam Weisfeld


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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