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Complicated, passionate and difficult, John Quincy Adams was a brilliant diplomat, ineffectual one-term President and congressman known for his eloquence, arrogance and integrity. This unique, highly-theatrical play by award-winning playwright Aaron Posner (Stupid F**king Bird) imagines key confrontations between JQA and some of America’s most dynamic figures: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, his own father, John Adams and more. At once provocative, haunting and hilarious, this Power Play challenges the way we think of our country, our government and ourselves.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


JQA/Abraham Lincoln/Louisa Adams
JQA/John Adams/Henry Clay
JQA/Frederick Douglass/Andrew Jackson
JQA/George Washington/Abigail Adams/John C. Calhoun

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