Photo Flash: First Look at THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT Off-Broadway

For the first time in history,an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. The Trial of An American President, a new drama by Dick Tarlow with Bill Smith, will play off-Broadway at The Lion Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street) opening is this Thursday, September 29th. The show is produced by Shelter Entertainment LLC and Hello Larry Ltd and will play a limited engagement through October 15th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

With the continuing rise of ISIS and ongoing worldwide terrorism, world leaders demanded answers about who was responsible for the destabilization of the Middle East. The International Criminal Court at The Hague reached out to President George W. Bush to be accountable for his actions. Against the wishes of his family and advisors, Bush remarkably has agreed to stand trail.

Each night, nine audience members will be chosen as the jury and their collective verdict will be announced and reacted to by the cast. With the verdict changing nightly, the ending of the show changes as well.

The Trial of An American President poses questions about what caused the rise of ISIS.

The cast of The Trial of An American President includes Tony Carlin (Sylvia, Fish In The Dark) as George W. Bush, Mahira Kakkar (Romeo and Juliet at The Public Theatre; Clive at The New Group) as Narrator and Michael Rogers (Joe Turner Has Come and Gone) as Prosecutor.

Directed by Stephen Eich (former managing director of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Frank, The Man, The Music at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas), the creative team includes scenic design by Ann Beyersdorfer (50 Shades! The Musical Parody national tour), sound design by Alex Dietz-Kest (The Diary of Ann Frank), lighting design by Ben Green (All Shook Up), video design by Phil Coccioletti at Sugarcamp Productions and projection design by Kevan Loney (Icon).

Tickets can be purchased by visiting Telecharge at or calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit

Photo Credit: Ken Nahoum

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