Who can forget the roller coaster ride of the 2016 Presidential Election, the most dramatic in our history, the surprising results of which have tested our democracy and changed our society?
Before & After is a two-act play that revisits the events leading to the Election through the eyes of six characters as they try to comprehend and navigate what is happening, and then, looking into the future, envisions events unfolding around them after the next Presidential Election in 2020. It is a realistic, yet cautionary, story of what real people think and do in the face of unsettling, life-affecting political change and its aftermath.
A private reading of this new play, written by Anderson Cook, was held in February 2018. The reading was directed by Zoya Kachadurian, and produced by Keaka Productions, LLC (Brian Spector) in association with Krone Theatrix, LLC (Nina Keneally).