CARMEL VALLEY — For those who haven’t had their fill of politics, even after the election, the Cathedral Catholic Drama Department presents the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, “State of the Union,” Nov. 6,
Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 in the high school’s Guadalupe Center Theater, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road.
In this modern adaptation, a desperate Democratic Party is seeking to win back the White House after a long absence.
The ideal candidate, played by Justin Woodington, is Grant Matthews, a self-made millionaire and popular public figure, but not a professional politician.
On the campaign trail, Matthews discovers he must decide between political ambition and the moral principles in which he firmly believes.
To remain an honest candidate he risks alienating special interest political groups, which could cost him the election.
The play also stars Kyle Maloy of Encinitas, Kati Dulaney and Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident Tad Fujioka.
Additional cast members include Melanie Kaplanek, Hannah Scovie, Kellen Miller, Alex Horst, Josh Pinkowski, Carly Lambert, Brooke Berish, Noah Fujioka, Kristine Brown, Maria Thompson, Matt Thompson, Luis Arca, Colin Arnold, Chelsea Demary, Christie Kainz, Nicole Le, Tarlalyn Markey, Kristen Trolinger, Justin Willey, Luke Tesluk, Brian Birmingham, Nick Smoldon, Kate Zolezzi and Drew Diachenko.
Show times are Nov. 6 and Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets, which are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults, can be purchased online at cchsboxoffice@ cathedralcatholic.org.