In Congress

“If my opponent gets elected, he’ll become a national menace.”

Written by Tony Manzo

Directed by Jennifer Ortega


  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 6:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St., NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Page


A dramatic comedy about a United States Congressman and a reporter who must reconcile their past with their professional ambitions when they meet for an interview she’s writing for her newspaper.  A successful interview would advance her career and save his, for in the last weeks of the Congressman’s re-election campaign he’s been accused of a crime.  But the reporter may have a way of proving the accusation is false.  The vexation lies in getting her former lover to trust her and the threatening press she represents.

About the Playwright

- On the Treetop: a full-length comedy, produced by The American Theater of Actors.
- Saving Allison: a romantic comedy screenplay, optioned by Miracle Entertainment.
- The Wedding: a full-length comedy, optioned by Sherwood Arthur (director-producer).
- Flight to Paris: a one-act play produced by Know Theatre, Binghampton; The Lakeshore Players, MN.; Women in Theatre, Lihue, Hawaii.
- The Lifeguard: presented at the William Inge Festival, Independence, Kansas.



Andrea Lynn Green
Derrick Peterson
Sophie Sorenson

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