What happens when you study Machiavelli as a how-to guide? A witty and erudite dark comedy about greed, power and the US election process, The Prince Among Men is set at the fictional boys' boarding school, Endover Academy. In order to impress his father and obtain the use of his beach house for Spring Break, Dickie convinces Boz to run for class president. As unlikely a candidate as can be imagined, Boz must overcome his own unfailing stupidity and mediocrity in order to defeat Woody, the standing Junior Vice President on the inside track to the Presidency.
At the dawn of a new election season and the specter of another Bush running for the White House, this loosely-based satire of the 2000 election is as timely as ever.
The Prince Among Men premiered at the Union Theatre (London), where it was directed by Sasha Regan and performed by Jonathan Baker, Anthony Wise, Giles Faulkner, Warren Rusher, Robin Chalk, and Richard Cross. The play was also selected as a finalist for the Drama League Director's Project.
In addition, The Prince Among Men has received public readings at Primary Stages (NY), and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (NY).