‘November' takes comedic look at presidential politics
Cameron University continues its theater season celebrating "American Identities in the 21st Century" with David Mamet's comedic look at presidential politics, "November."
The Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a presidential election year, and the incumbent's chances for re-election are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money's running out and nuclear war might be imminent. Though his staff has thrown in the towel and his wife has begun to prepare for her post-White House life, he isn't ready to give up just yet.
Heading up the cast as President Charles Smith is P.M. Williams, Comanche. Rounding out the cast are MacEwan Sanders as Archer Brown, Jacob Parkhurst as Turkey Guy, Abigail Rinestine as Clarice Berstein, and Richard Carl Johns as Dwight Grackle, all of Lawton. Rinestine is also the sound designer for the production.
Faculty designers are Associate Professor Eric Abbott, costumes, and Assistant Professor Judd Vermillion, scenery and lights. Emily Whatley, Duke, is assisting Vermillion with scenery. The production is directed by Deidre Onishi, associate professor. Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, is the stage manager.