Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, have been at war since time immemorial. When a young girl named Hillary Rodham devotes herself to Athena alone, Aphrodite takes revenge by having her fall in love with a man of mythical charm and appetites: Bill Clinton.
"HILLARY is that all-too-rare political play that merrily ignores all the expectations and opinions around it. Far from whipping the dead horse of the Clinton campaign, Wendy Weiner's clever dissection of the woman who would be president offers a refreshingly funny and unexpected interpretation of HRC's life in politics by taking the form of a Greek tragedy…who'd have thought we'd be sorry to see the show end?" —Variety. "Surprisingly—and eerily—the Greek-tragedy conceit works well with this epic figure…Weiner does an impressive job of mining the media detritus of the Clinton years—the stained dress, the Starr Report, Bill's penchant for fast food—for the right materials to paint a portrait that is both loving and lacerating." —The New Yorker. "The play merges elements of Greek tragedy (including a chorus) with real-life events to create a screwball version of recent history. It works remarkably well…It feels fresh at the same time that it feels like a flashback…The laughs come steadily." —NY Times. "No story is played out if it's played right. Despite two years of having Ms. Rodham Clinton shoved in our faces at all times, Wendy Weiner's Mount Olympus spin on Hillary is cringingly, groaningly fantastic…There's more than just laughs. To Weiner's credit, tragic flaws, an epic journey, and a kind of catharsis manage to come through…If only the campaign had been so succinct." —BackStage. "One could see this play remaining relevant fifteen years from now, not only as a political or historical document, but as a portrait of a compelling character uniquely of our time." —NYTheatre.com.