5 men, 2 women: 7 total
Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. FARRAGUT NORTH is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.
The film version, entitled The Ides of March, was directed by George Clooney, and released by Sony Pictures in October 2011.
"FARRAGUT NORTH is juicy entertainment. [A] whip-smart insider look at the soul-sucking world of political campaigns…the play's taut scenes crackle with pithy talk, gripping plot turns and intriguing revelations." --Variety. "You will find yourself drawn into FARRAGUT NORTH, Beau Willimon's supremely entertaining dissection of the machinations behind getting elected." --Associated Press. "If you think the race for the presidency is over, step into the world of FARRAGUT NORTH. Beau Willimon's juicy and timely drama is a potent reminder that, like Hollywood, politics is a high-stakes game where one wrong liaison can finish you off." --NY Daily News. "Willimon writes freshly about ravenous political appetites. He's attuned to the circuitry of political careerists, to the ego-stroking access they seek and the particular ways they seek it." --Washington Post.