Political Animals


Zoom in on Capitol Hill, where a new representative to the House Appropriations committee is shocked to discover that corruption rules in Washington. No, our story is not set in the present day. In 1933, Maxwell Anderson’s political satire Both Your Houses won the Pulitzer Prize in drama for its smart, witty look at the Hoover administration and the greed surrounding the construction of the Boulder Dam (known today as the Hoover Dam). As we approach Election Day, Obie-winning Metropolitan Playhouse sees how the story holds up with this revival directed by Michael Hardart.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Oct. 21, 2012