Confidence (and The Speech)
Witness a politically charged drama that explores women in politics and a nation in chaos! Catch Susan Hatem’s all-new play that promises to be a breath of fresh air for fans of political dramas across the world!
Why Watch Confidence (and The Speech)
Directed by Hannah Ryan, who is well known for her work in An American in Paris and Hamilton: An American Musical, Confidence (and The Speech) guarantees to be a gripping rendition of the events that took place during Jimmy Carter’s time as President of the United States. Writer Susan Hatem also serves as the Director of Creative for Walt Disney Studios and has been involved with some of the biggest films to date, such as Finding Nemo, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Incredibles and Pirates of the Carribean. With a talented cast at the helm, the play guarantees to be an unforgettable show!
On the 4th of July, 1979, President Jimmy Carter canceled an energy policy speech that he was to deliver the next day. He emerged out of his retreat after nearly 10 days and gave a completely new speech, the Crisis of Confidence speech. It is now considered a landmark speech of its time, with people praising it for being farsighted, unprecedented, and insightful, although at its time it was considered infamous.
More than 40 years later, Cynthia Cooper, a college professor, is approached by a stranger to enquire about the Carter administration before the Crisis of Confidence speech. Cynthia will have to play the President to narrate the story from her role, and the stranger will have to take on the role of the professor herself.
First Time Broadway Goers | Fans of Political Dramas
Know Before You Go
Photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited during the performance
Appropriate 12+ (Strong language). Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Assistive Hearing System
Theatre One has a seating capacity of 99
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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