Atwater: Fixin' to Die

Atwater: Fixin' to Die
by Robert Myers

Productions (14)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 1 m, 1 either (1-2 actors possible: 0-1 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Table, chair, various cut-outs of political characters.

Atwater: Fixin' to Die
by Robert Myers

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Productions (14)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 1 m, 1 either (1-2 actors possible: 0-1 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Table, chair, various cut-outs of political characters.

Lee Atwater, George H. W. Bush's main political advisor, was no stranger to controversy. From his early days learning the ropes from Strom Thurmond, to introducing Reagan to the power of MTV, to his successful direction of Bush's 1988 presidential campaign (including the notorious Willie Horton ads), Atwater was simultaneously reviled and revered -- depending on whether he was on your side or not. A one-man tour de force about an immensely clever, wickedly funny, and ruthless kingmaker's journey -- from blues-loving frat boy to brain cancer victim confronting a lifetime of Machiavellian tactics.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Lee Atwater, George H. W. Bush's main political advisor, was no stranger to controversy. From his early days learning the ropes from Strom Thurmond, to introducing Reagan to the power of MTV, to his successful direction of Bush's 1988 presidential campaign (including the notorious Willie Horton ads), Atwater was simultaneously reviled and revered -- depending on whether he was on your side or not. A one-man tour de force about an immensely clever, wickedly funny, and ruthless kingmaker's journey -- from blues-loving frat boy to brain cancer victim confronting a lifetime of Machiavellian tactics.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • |
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 1 m, 1 either (1-2 actors possible: 0-1 f, 1-2 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Table, chair, various cut-outs of political characters.

Published Reviews

"Fixin' to Die is a fact-filled, 75-minute romp through Atwater's personal and political life. Lee Atwater of Fixin' to Die is a complex, sympathetic and -- dare we say it -- likable character."

Stephen Nunns, American Theatre

"Of all the cautionary signs that the Presidential campaign season is cycling back upon the capital, none is more timely than the resurrection of Lee Atwater ... who turned spin doctoring into a performance art that outlives him."

Francis X. Clines, The New York Times

"A series of lit-by-lightning flashes of Atwater's impressive, depressing, very American career..."

Lloyd Rose, The Washington Post

"Myers submits just enough evidence in this solidly built, well-paced, 75-minute piece to make his case persuasive: Atwater's ascension ... [is] the burial of idealism in American politics... In spinning the spinmeister, Mr. Myers ... does so winningly."

Peter Marks, The New York Times

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Cygnet Theatre
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SEP 01, 1997 - OCT 31, 1997
MCC Theatre
New York, NY United States
MCC Theatre New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 1996 - NOV 30, 1996
Church Street Theatre
Washington, DC United States
Church Street Theatre Washington, DC United States
FEB 01, 1996 - MAR 31, 1996
Pegasus Players Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Pegasus Players Theatre Chicago, IL United States
OCT 01, 1995 - NOV 30, 1995
Church Street Theatre
Washington, DC United States
Church Street Theatre Washington, DC United States
MAY 01, 1994 - JUN 30, 1994
Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC United States
Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC United States
OCT 01, 1992 - NOV 30, 1992
West Bank Theatre
New York, NY United States
West Bank Theatre New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 1992 - NOV 30, 1992
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Los Angeles, CA United States
Tamarind Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States