Mothers Against
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Continental Divide
First Staged:
USA 2003; Barbican, London, & Birmingham Rep Theatre, 2004

Mothers Against

By David Edgar
Published in volume Continental Divide

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.

Press Quotes

'a total triumph'

Guardian
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Continental Divide

Also by David Edgar:

The Master Builder
Pentecost
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (stage version)
Arthur & George (stage version)
How Plays Work
Playing With Fire
Continental Divide
Albert Speer
Daughters of the Revolution
Maydays & Trying It On: two plays
If Only
A Christmas Carol (RSC stage version)
A Time to Keep
The Prisoner's Dilemma
The Shape of the Table
Written on the Heart
Edgar: Shorts
Testing the Echo
Maydays (2018 version)
Trying It On

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