The ensemble cast of The Minutes portrays a town council meeting.
In this polarizing time, it’s almost kismet that the very political The Minutes has finally made its way to Broadway. Previously premiering in Chicago three years ago, the Pulitzer Prize-finalist play by Tracy Letts takes a comedic approach to the state of America and today’s political system. Set in the fictional small city of Big Cherry, the show follows a town hall meeting with overarching themes of hypocrisy, greed and ambition at the forefront. In an interview with TheaterMania, Letts explained, “I was working on The Minutes before the election. ... It’s about a divide in political philosophy and an attempt to look at the way we govern.” Directed by Anna D. Shapiro and starring Letts, Jessie Mueller and Armie Hammer, the piece begs the question of what kind of country we want to be. Tickets from $49, Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., theminutesbroadway.com
Editor's note: All Broadway shows are temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Photography by: Frank Ishman