Sunday, July 17, 2016


Suzanne Bradbeer

Jessica Lynn Carroll as Maddie & Richard Prioleau as Will
Could a compromising picture of a coed and a confederate flag really be just a naïve girl’s attempt to create an edgy art project, or is it just the quickly invented, convenient explanation for what was really a drunken prank, now deemed mistake?  What if that girl is also the twenty-something daughter of a leading presidential candidate, the online picture is in possession of former boyfriend, and the only other person who knows about this is the young woman’s friend of the past, now aspiring journalist, whom she has sought for help and advice?  

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents Suzanne Bradbeer’s Confederates, a huge hit from the Company’s New Works Festival of last August and potentially an even bigger hit this July given the serendipitous timing, stellar direction, eye-popping creative elements, and a cast of three who all knock their parts right out of the park.  

Please follow the link to my full review on Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 5 E

Confederates will continue through August 7, 2016 as a world premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets are available at or by walk-up one hour before performances.

Photo by Kevin Berne


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