March 11 – March 29, 2020
$20.00 – $35.00
WORLD PREMIERE: In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry. Now, for one evening only, Vidal and Buckley meet in the Dismal Beyond (also known as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA) to reprise their infamous debate. What ensues is a battle for history itself, in a no-holds-barred sesquipedalian brawl and satirical battle of wits, assisted by an ever-revolving cast of characters from Aaron Burr to Ayn Rand.
By Alexandra Petri
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
All performances are open captioned. All post-show discussions are ASL interpreted.
The Paul Sprenger Theatre
1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.