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A Reading of "Mr Smith Goes to Washington"


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Old Courthouse Theatre

Announcing the 8th Season of Living Room Reading Series

Produced and Directed by Jonathan M Ewart

"Politics & Theater"

January 22, 2017

Mr Smith Goes to Washington - PG

Screenplay by Sidney Buchman

Based on "The Gentleman from Montana" by Lewis R. Foster

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.

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