We were thrilled to be the first theatre to present the brand new play Promising by Michelle Elliott in any form outside of New York City. Its premiere off-Broadway in November 2015 ( was critically and popularly acclaimed and it’s a challenging, thought-provoking, timely work we were eager to share!

New York City politician David Carver’s meteoric rise has caught the eye of heavy political hitters. But the burgeoning career of the charismatic campaigner is threatened by a rape accusation. With a media circus in full swing just outside his apartment, David and his inner circle of supporters hunker down to strategize damage control for his campaign and to salvage any chance for a long-term future in politics. What no one anticipates is how the maelstrom on the outside affects even his most loyal allies within.

Presented at Mesa Encore Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7 PM.
Director: Carolyn Platt McBurney
Cast: Willa Eigo, Joseph Kremer, Tracy Liz Miller, John Perovich