At the start of the play, the audience is asked to imagine the scene is taking place on a planet much like Earth, but slightly different. It’s January 2008, two days before the New Hampshire primary. Hillary is talking with her adviser, Mark, who recommends that she separate herself as much as possible from Bill. He evens goes as far to suggest she should divorce him. Instead of listening to him, she goes ahead and invites Bill to New Hampshire. When he arrives, she tells him about an offer from the leader in the polls. She is offered the Vice President position if she bows out. Hillary considers taking the deal since she is losing. Bill thinks the deal means she still has a chance and that she should continue to campaign to win.
For those familiar with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008, the play starts off slowly as the campaign details are explained. However, once the background is laid, things begin to get interesting. Will Hillary take Bill’s money? Will she have him make public appearances on her behalf? Will Bill be an asset to the campaign or a burden? Should they stay married for political purposes? Will she take the VP deal? Should she make the same decisions in this alternate universe as she did in this one?
Find out now in Hillary and Clinton at Victory Gardens Theatre through May 1st.