Lee Atwater changed the American political playbook. Through his wedge issue tactics, smear campaigning, and diabolical media strategy, he orchestrated George H.W. Bush's 1988 Presidential campaign and became one of Washington's elite power players. But, by age 40, Lee Atwater was dead, his spectacular career over in a flash, and his legacy just another story to spin.
SON OF A BITCH chronicles Atwater's transformation from a scrappy Southern strategist, to the “lying, character-assassinating, knife-fighting son of a bitch” he eventually became. Spanning the course of ten years, the play examines the legitimacy of Atwater's “crimes”. Was he a “bad boy”, a victim of his time, or the product of American ambition?
A new play from the creators of HFF18 Producers' Award winners, KEEPING UP WITH THE PROZOROVS and A BEAST/A BURDEN. Starring Ben Hethcoat as Lee Atwater, Luke Forbes as George W. Bush, and featuring Corsica Wilson, David McElwee, Chloe Dworkin and more!