Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The time is the morning after. The place is Washington, D.C.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre
Mastergate is the latest "gate" scandal. The author of M*A*S*H and Sly Fox has fashioned this satiric farce as a congressional hearing looking into shady doings between a film studio and the White House. The C.I.A. has armed banana republic guerrillas with millions laundered though the budget of the forthcoming epic 'Tet: The Movie' . Television reporter Merry Chase provides the play by play as witnesses squirm before dim witted congressional interrogators who want to know what the President knew and did he have any idea that he knew it.
"A chilling specter of more clandestine plans being hatched by fanatical nobodies passing through the government on their way to either jail or higher office." - The New York Times
"Scathingly funny." - Newsweek
New York City on October 12, 1989 at the Criterion Stage Right. Directed by Michael Engler.