I just bought tickets to see Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Chris Noth (Sex and the City) starring in the West Coast Premiere of Farragut North at the Geffen Playhouse. The play, written by Beau Willimon and staged by original director, Tony winner Doug Hughes, will open on June 16 and run through July 26.
Plot: Set against the backdrop of a close presidential race, Stephen (Chris Pine) is a young press secretary working for a fast-rising candidate. With confidence and power beyond his years, Stephen is convinced he and seasoned campaign manager, Paul (Chris Noth), can steer his team into the west wing without breaking a sweat. But before the polls close at the primaries, Stephen's perceived invincibility is shattered as he falls prey to backroom politics and the manipulations of veteran operatives.