The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith

(16)
Productions (92)
Comedy
|
110 - 120 minutes
3 W, 4 M, 
Set: Single set, a governor's office.

Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

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Play Details

Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 W, 4 M, 
  • Set: Single set, a governor's office.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-620384-907-8

Published Reviews

"Funny, timely, and dare we say, entirely possible, The Outsider is a wonderfully crafted, superbly presented show... It is an insightful, witty satire about modern American politics that will appeal to a vast audience."

Broadway World

"Mr. Smith deserves to go to Washington, and all around our nation, with this inspired satire."

Green Bay Press

Production History

NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
Fort Mill Community Playhouse
Fort Mill, SC United States
Fort Mill Community Playhouse Fort Mill, SC United States
OCT 06, 2023 - OCT 14, 2023
Centerstage North Theatre
Marietta, GA United States
Centerstage North Theatre Marietta, GA United States
APR 21, 2023 - APR 30, 2023
Springboro Community Theater
Springboro, OH United States
Springboro Community Theater Springboro, OH United States
APR 21, 2023 - MAY 07, 2023
Somerset Valley Players
Hillsborough, NJ United States
Somerset Valley Players Hillsborough, NJ United States
MAR 03, 2023 - MAR 19, 2023
Twin City Players
St Joseph, MI United States
Twin City Players St Joseph, MI United States
FEB 22, 2023 - MAR 04, 2023
Pierre Players
Pierre, SD United States
Pierre Players Pierre, SD United States
FEB 03, 2023 - FEB 12, 2023
Pasadena Little Theatre
Pasadena, TX United States
Pasadena Little Theatre Pasadena, TX United States
JAN 26, 2023 - FEB 04, 2023
Beloit Civic Theatre
Beloit, WI United States
Beloit Civic Theatre Beloit, WI United States
JAN 18, 2023 - FEB 12, 2023
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Inc.
Englewood, FL United States
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Inc. Englewood, FL United States
DEC 09, 2022 - DEC 18, 2022
LIcking County Players
Newark, OH United States
LIcking County Players Newark, OH United States
NOV 17, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
North Peace Cultural Centre
Fort St. John, BC Canada
North Peace Cultural Centre Fort St. John, BC Canada
NOV 16, 2022 - NOV 26, 2022
Chilliwack Players Guild
Chilliwack, BC Canada
Chilliwack Players Guild Chilliwack, BC Canada
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 12, 2022
Stage Write
Rutland, VT United States
Stage Write Rutland, VT United States
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 20, 2022
Lake Wales Little Theatre LLC
Lake Wales, FL United States
Lake Wales Little Theatre LLC Lake Wales, FL United States
OCT 22, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022
Northfield Arts Guild
Northfield, MN United States
Northfield Arts Guild Northfield, MN United States
OCT 01, 2022 - OCT 16, 2022
Beyond August Productions
Austin, TX United States
Beyond August Productions Austin, TX United States
SEP 30, 2022 - OCT 15, 2022
Impossible Players
Pueblo, CO United States
Impossible Players Pueblo, CO United States
SEP 21, 2022 - OCT 09, 2022
The Way Off Broadway Theatre
Prattville, AL United States
The Way Off Broadway Theatre Prattville, AL United States
SEP 16, 2022 - SEP 24, 2022
Jackson County Community Theatre
Brownstown, IN United States
Jackson County Community Theatre Brownstown, IN United States
SEP 16, 2022 - OCT 02, 2022
Art Center Of Citrus County
Hernando, FL United States
Art Center Of Citrus County Hernando, FL United States
SEP 16, 2022 - OCT 01, 2022
Warehouse Theatre Company
Yakima, WA United States
Warehouse Theatre Company Yakima, WA United States
SEP 16, 2022 - OCT 02, 2022
Henrico Theatre Company
Glen Allen, VA United States
Henrico Theatre Company Glen Allen, VA United States
SEP 16, 2022 - OCT 09, 2022
Scripps Ranch Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
Scripps Ranch Theatre San Diego, CA United States
SEP 14, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
Rock Island, IL United States
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse Rock Island, IL United States
SEP 02, 2022 - SEP 10, 2022
Dalton Little Theatre
Dalton, GA United States
Dalton Little Theatre Dalton, GA United States
AUG 27, 2022 - SEP 24, 2022
Keegan Theatre
Washington, DC United States
Keegan Theatre Washington, DC United States
AUG 26, 2022 - SEP 17, 2022
South Valley Civic Theater
Gilroy, CA United States
South Valley Civic Theater Gilroy, CA United States
AUG 04, 2022 - AUG 14, 2022
Theatre of the Republic
Conway, SC United States
Theatre of the Republic Conway, SC United States
AUG 04, 2022 - AUG 14, 2022
Theatre of the Republic
Conway, SC United States
Theatre of the Republic Conway, SC United States
JUL 14, 2022 - JUL 17, 2022
The Playhouse at White Lake
Whitehall, MI United States
The Playhouse at White Lake Whitehall, MI United States
JUN 24, 2022 - JUL 23, 2022
Main Street Theatre Works
Jackson, CA United States
Main Street Theatre Works Jackson, CA United States
JUN 18, 2022 - JUN 18, 2022
Mariemont Players, Inc.
Hamilton, OH United States
Mariemont Players, Inc. Hamilton, OH United States
JUN 17, 2022 - JUN 25, 2022
Port Sanilac Arts Council
Port Sanilac, MI United States
Port Sanilac Arts Council Port Sanilac, MI United States
JUN 10, 2022 - JUN 19, 2022
South Bend Civic Theatre
South Bend, IN United States
South Bend Civic Theatre South Bend, IN United States
APR 22, 2022 - APR 25, 2022
The Villages Theater Company, Inc.
The Villages, FL United States
The Villages Theater Company, Inc. The Villages, FL United States
APR 07, 2022 - APR 07, 2022
The Barn Theatre
Montville, NJ United States
The Barn Theatre Montville, NJ United States
APR 01, 2022 - APR 02, 2022
4th Street Theatre, Inc.
Moberly, MO United States
4th Street Theatre, Inc. Moberly, MO United States
MAR 25, 2022 - APR 10, 2022
The Barn Theatre
Montville, NJ United States
The Barn Theatre Montville, NJ United States
MAR 24, 2022 - APR 16, 2022
MARATHON COMMUNITY THEATRE
MARATHON, FL United States
MARATHON COMMUNITY THEATRE MARATHON, FL United States
MAR 11, 2022 - MAR 20, 2022
Ludlow Village Players
Port Ludlow, WA United States
Ludlow Village Players Port Ludlow, WA United States
MAR 10, 2022 - MAR 13, 2022
Sun City Grand Drama & Comedy Club
Surprise, AZ United States
Sun City Grand Drama & Comedy Club Surprise, AZ United States
MAR 04, 2022 - MAR 13, 2022
Your Theatre, Inc.
NEW BEDFORD, MA United States
Your Theatre, Inc. NEW BEDFORD, MA United States
MAR 03, 2022 - MAR 06, 2022
Virginia Highlands Community College
ABINGDON, VA United States
Virginia Highlands Community College ABINGDON, VA United States
JAN 21, 2022 - JAN 22, 2022
N/A
Temple Terrace, FL United States
N/A Temple Terrace, FL United States
JAN 14, 2022 - JAN 15, 2022
Vitalia Players Theater Club
Port St. Lucie, FL United States
Vitalia Players Theater Club Port St. Lucie, FL United States
DEC 03, 2021 - DEC 12, 2021
Players Workshop
Burlington, IA United States
Players Workshop Burlington, IA United States
NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 20, 2021
N/A
Temple Terrace, FL United States
N/A Temple Terrace, FL United States
NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021
Asheville Community Theatre
Asheville, NC United States
Asheville Community Theatre Asheville, NC United States
NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 14, 2021
Village Players
Peoria, AZ United States
Village Players Peoria, AZ United States
NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 20, 2021
Attic Theatre, Inc Appleton Wi
Menasha, WI United States
Attic Theatre, Inc Appleton Wi Menasha, WI United States
OCT 08, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
Stevensville Playhouse Inc.
Stevensville, MT United States
Stevensville Playhouse Inc. Stevensville, MT United States
OCT 08, 2021 - OCT 23, 2021
The Village Players Of Hatboro
Hatboro, PA United States
The Village Players Of Hatboro Hatboro, PA United States
OCT 07, 2021 - OCT 17, 2021
Panhandle Community theatre
Pace, FL United States
Panhandle Community theatre Pace, FL United States
OCT 01, 2021 - OCT 10, 2021
The Halle Cultural Arts Center/ Town of Apex
Apex, NC United States
The Halle Cultural Arts Center/ Town of Apex Apex, NC United States
SEP 21, 2021 - SEP 21, 2021
Middle River Community Theatre
Middle River, MN United States
Middle River Community Theatre Middle River, MN United States
SEP 16, 2021 - SEP 18, 2021
George Washington High School
Cedar Rapids, IA United States
George Washington High School Cedar Rapids, IA United States
SEP 14, 2021 - OCT 24, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA United States
SEP 11, 2021 - SEP 27, 2021
Mariemont Players Inc.
Cincinnati, OH United States
Mariemont Players Inc. Cincinnati, OH United States
SEP 09, 2021 - SEP 19, 2021
The Theatre of Western Springs
WESTERN SPRINGS, IL United States
The Theatre of Western Springs WESTERN SPRINGS, IL United States
AUG 04, 2021 - AUG 09, 2021
Okoboji Summer Theatre, Owned By Stephens College
COLUMBIA, MO United States
Okoboji Summer Theatre, Owned By Stephens College COLUMBIA, MO United States
APR 30, 2021 - MAY 16, 2021
Bellevue Little Theatre
Bellevue, NE United States
Bellevue Little Theatre Bellevue, NE United States
FEB 25, 2021 - FEB 28, 2021
Chamber Players Community Theater, Inc.
Garnett, KS United States
Chamber Players Community Theater, Inc. Garnett, KS United States
NOV 06, 2020 - NOV 21, 2020
Caribbean Community Theatre
Christiansted, VI United States
Caribbean Community Theatre Christiansted, VI United States
OCT 31, 2020 - NOV 01, 2020
Actors Guild of Parkersburg
Parkersburg, WV United States
Actors Guild of Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV United States
OCT 28, 2020 - NOV 01, 2020
Homewood Theatre
Homewood, AL United States
Homewood Theatre Homewood, AL United States
OCT 23, 2020 - OCT 25, 2020
Tonylou Productions
Hawley, PA United States
Tonylou Productions Hawley, PA United States
SEP 19, 2020 - SEP 20, 2020
Heritage Grand Drama Club
Katy, TX United States
Heritage Grand Drama Club Katy, TX United States
SEP 18, 2020 - SEP 27, 2020
Covered Bridge Players
Oneonta, AL United States
Covered Bridge Players Oneonta, AL United States
SEP 17, 2020 - OCT 04, 2020
Blue Ridge Community Theater
Blue Ridge, GA United States
Blue Ridge Community Theater Blue Ridge, GA United States
AUG 26, 2020 - AUG 28, 2020
Academy Of The Holy Names
Watervliet, NY United States
Academy Of The Holy Names Watervliet, NY United States
JUL 10, 2020 - JUL 26, 2020
Playhouse 2000
Kerrville, TX United States
Playhouse 2000 Kerrville, TX United States
JUN 19, 2020 - JUN 20, 2020
Playhouse 2020
Wynnewood, PA United States
Playhouse 2020 Wynnewood, PA United States
JUN 12, 2020 - JUN 20, 2020
Shine Productioins
Arabi, LA United States
Shine Productioins Arabi, LA United States
MAR 20, 2020 - APR 12, 2020
Stage Door Players
Dunwoody, GA United States
Stage Door Players Dunwoody, GA United States
MAR 18, 2020 - JAN 18, 2020
Community Circle Players
Saddlebrook, AZ United States
Community Circle Players Saddlebrook, AZ United States
MAR 08, 2020 - MAR 15, 2020
Community Circle Players
Cornardo, CA United States
Community Circle Players Cornardo, CA United States
FEB 28, 2020 - MAR 08, 2020
Waynesboro Players, Inc.
Waynesboro, VA United States
Waynesboro Players, Inc. Waynesboro, VA United States
FEB 28, 2020 - MAR 08, 2020
Chapin Theatre Company
Chapin, SC United States
Chapin Theatre Company Chapin, SC United States
FEB 19, 2020 - MAR 22, 2020
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach, CA United States
North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach, CA United States
FEB 14, 2020 - FEB 22, 2020
BackAlley Community Theatre
Grand Cane, LA United States
BackAlley Community Theatre Grand Cane, LA United States
FEB 14, 2020 - APR 19, 2020
Stage West Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada
Stage West Calgary Calgary, AB Canada
NOV 08, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019
Holy Name High School
Parma Hts., OH United States
Holy Name High School Parma Hts., OH United States
OCT 18, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
Chelsea Players
Norwich, CT United States
Chelsea Players Norwich, CT United States
OCT 18, 2019 - NOV 17, 2019
Chautauqua Playhouse
Carmichael, CA United States
Chautauqua Playhouse Carmichael, CA United States
OCT 17, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019
Curtain Call Theatre
Clifton Park, NY United States
Curtain Call Theatre Clifton Park, NY United States
OCT 05, 2019 - OCT 20, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Actors' Theatre Ensemble (ELATE)
North Hollywood, CA United States
Emmanuel Lutheran Actors' Theatre Ensemble (ELATE) North Hollywood, CA United States
SEP 27, 2019 - OCT 05, 2019
Muskogee Little Theater, Inc
Muskogee, Oklahoma United States
Muskogee Little Theater, Inc Muskogee, Oklahoma United States
SEP 13, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
Hudson, WI United States
St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Hudson, WI United States
AUG 09, 2019 - AUG 10, 2019
Little Theater In The Woods
Star Lake, NY United States
Little Theater In The Woods Star Lake, NY United States
APR 16, 2019 - APR 19, 2019
Baker University
Baldwin City, KS United States
Baker University Baldwin City, KS United States
JAN 24, 2018 - FEB 18, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ United States
Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ United States
JUN 16, 2015 - JUN 30, 2015
Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI United States
Peninsula Players Theatre Fish Creek, WI United States
NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
Fort Mill Community Playhouse
Fort Mill, SC United States
Fort Mill Community Playhouse Fort Mill, SC United States
OCT 06, 2023 - OCT 14, 2023
Centerstage North Theatre
Marietta, GA United States
Centerstage North Theatre Marietta, GA United States
APR 21, 2023 - APR 30, 2023
Springboro Community Theater
Springboro, OH United States
Springboro Community Theater Springboro, OH United States
APR 21, 2023 - MAY 07, 2023
Somerset Valley Players
Hillsborough, NJ United States
Somerset Valley Players Hillsborough, NJ United States
MAR 03, 2023 - MAR 19, 2023
Twin City Players
St Joseph, MI United States
Twin City Players St Joseph, MI United States
FEB 22, 2023 - MAR 04, 2023
Pierre Players
Pierre, SD United States
Pierre Players Pierre, SD United States
FEB 03, 2023 - FEB 12, 2023
Pasadena Little Theatre
Pasadena, TX United States
Pasadena Little Theatre Pasadena, TX United States
JAN 26, 2023 - FEB 04, 2023
Beloit Civic Theatre
Beloit, WI United States
Beloit Civic Theatre Beloit, WI United States
JAN 18, 2023 - FEB 12, 2023
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Inc.
Englewood, FL United States
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Inc. Englewood, FL United States
DEC 09, 2022 - DEC 18, 2022
LIcking County Players
Newark, OH United States
LIcking County Players Newark, OH United States
NOV 17, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
North Peace Cultural Centre
Fort St. John, BC Canada
North Peace Cultural Centre Fort St. John, BC Canada
NOV 16, 2022 - NOV 26, 2022
Chilliwack Players Guild
Chilliwack, BC Canada
Chilliwack Players Guild Chilliwack, BC Canada
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 12, 2022
Stage Write
Rutland, VT United States
Stage Write Rutland, VT United States
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 20, 2022
Lake Wales Little Theatre LLC
Lake Wales, FL United States
Lake Wales Little Theatre LLC Lake Wales, FL United States
OCT 22, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022
Northfield Arts Guild
Northfield, MN United States
Northfield Arts Guild Northfield, MN United States
OCT 01, 2022 - OCT 16, 2022
Beyond August Productions
Austin, TX United States
Beyond August Productions Austin, TX United States
SEP 30, 2022 - OCT 15, 2022
Impossible Players
Pueblo, CO United States
Impossible Players Pueblo, CO United States
SEP 14, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
Rock Island, IL United States
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse Rock Island, IL United States
SEP 14, 2021 - OCT 24, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA United States
FEB 19, 2020 - MAR 22, 2020
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach, CA United States
North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach, CA United States
FEB 14, 2020 - APR 19, 2020
Stage West Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada
Stage West Calgary Calgary, AB Canada
SEP 13, 2019 - OCT 26, 2019
St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
Hudson, WI United States
St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Hudson, WI United States
JAN 24, 2018 - FEB 18, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ United States
Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ United States
JUN 16, 2015 - JUN 30, 2015
Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI United States
Peninsula Players Theatre Fish Creek, WI United States

Awards (1)

BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Award, Best Play (2015)

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