A gripping account of a bitterly fought US governor's election from the Republican perspective, Mothers Against is one part of David Edgar's magnificent two-play cycle, Continental Divide. Its companion play, Daughters of the Revolution, explores the same election from the Democrat side.
Mothers Against focuses on the attempts of Sheldon Vine to become Republican Governor of an unnamed west-coast state. The play takes place at the 'boot camp' where his campaign team trains him up for the critical televised debate against his liberal, Democratic opponent.
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