State of the Union

Strawdog Theater Company, Chicago - October 2010

by Howard Lindsey and Russel Crouse


“Strawdog has assembled an amazing cast. Geoff Button’s direction is commendable, especially given the sheer number of entrances and exits he has to manage throughout the play... If the upcoming elections have you tiring of the theatre of politics, then why not check out some insightful political theatre? Along with voting, go see Strawdog’s snappy and relevant production of State of the Union.”

– Keith Ecker, Chicago Theater Beat

“Under the direction of Geoff Button, the fast talking ensemble goes in circles to get to the oval. Button moves the action like well-orchestrated players in a game. Old Fashioneds, scotch-n-sodas, martinis extra dry, this party is tight.”

– Katy Walsh, Chicago Now

  • Directed by Geoff Button
  • Scenic Design by Marianna Czaszar
  • Lighting Design by Michael Stanfill
  • Costume Design by Joanna Melville
  • Original Music by Mike Pryzgoda
  • Props Design by Maria Defabo
  • Sound Design by Andrew Wheatley
  • Production Managed by Cortney Hurley
  • Stage Managed by Stephanie Neilitz