Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail.
But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office.
"An insightful, witty satire about modern American politics. Funny, timely and - dare we say - entirely possible." - Broadway World
"There is no doubt about it. The Outsider is one of the funniest shows you will see this year."
- Let's Go to the Theatre
Paul Slade Smith is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn, New York. His play, Unnecessary Farce, winner of fifteen regional theatre awards, has had over 325 productions throughout the United States and in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland, Singapore and Japan. As an actor, Paul received a 2019 Helpmann Award nomination for his performance as Willy Wonka in the Australian premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His past credits include the original Broadway casts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and the 2018 Lincoln Center revival of My Fair Lady; national tours of Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera; and productions at American Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman and Steppenwolf.
Since its East Coast premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, The Outsider has been seen in over 75 productions throughout the US and Canada. It will receive its Washington, DC premiere in August of this year at The Keegan Theatre
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