Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room

Los Angeles Premiere
November 14 – December 15, 2019

A Play by Colin Speer Crowley
Directed by Jules Aaron
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

This is Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room:

Chicago. June 1920. The Republican National Convention is in full swing. Warren G. Harding is overwhelmed by the prospect of being the nominee of the Republican Party for President. Hounded by an ambitious campaign manager, a paralyzingly superstitious wife, a star-struck young mistress, and the frightening pull of inevitability, Harding seems destined to be President…or is he?

This play explores the extents to which fate controls our lives. Is there a higher power that determines our destinies or are we the aggregate result of the idiosyncrasies of flawed humanness?


John Combs • Roslyn Cohn • Kevin Dulude
David Hunt Stafford • Sarah Walker • Roger K. Weiss

What critics were saying:

“FIFTEEN MEN could not be more timely, an intriguing glimpse of the political elite and their methods and means of influencing the future of the United States.”
—Elaine Mura for Splash Magazines

“the dialogue is crisp and the story engrossing
—Eric A. Gordon for People’s World

Read the full press coverage of the show.