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The Outsider

The Outsider

February 14 – April 19, 2020

Parental Guidance & Discretion Recommended. Please contact the Box Office if you have content concerns. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed into the theatre.


A comedy by Paul Slade Smith, the writer of “Unnecessary Farce”

a timely rich satire that should engage audiences for decades to come.” — Theatre Pizazz

“Committed to keeping audiences laughing longer and harder than they have in a long time. …[an] onslaught of one funny situation after another unravels perfectly…”  – Curtain Up

Funny, timely – and dare we say – entirely possible. …a wonderfully crafted superbly presented show…”  – Broadway World 

 “This hilarious comedy is perfectly fitting for the political era we’re in. …both hilarious and oddly uplifting.” – Out in New Jersey

In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on modern politics.

In the midst of a political scandal, Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of Governor. Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He has no political instincts, a paralyzing fear of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate ever to run for office.

Politics is a visual medium. People vote for idiots who look like leaders. But Ned Newley is a new phenomenon: a leader… who looks like an idiot.