The Outsider

At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on American politics.

Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief-of-Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently. Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office.

Politics is a visual medium. People vote for idiots who look like leaders. But Ned Newley is a new phenomenon: a leader… who looks like an idiot.

3F, 4M
135 Min


Paul Slade Smith

Paul Slade Smith

Writer Paul Slade Smith is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn, New York. His play Unnecessary Farce, winner of nine regional theatre awards, has had over 250 productions throughout the United States and in Canada, Great Britain,...

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Paul Slade Smith