Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe will play lawmakers apparently inspired by Pelosi and AOC

Holland Taylor and Broadway star Ana Villafañe are set to star as two lawmakers in a new play apparently inspired by real members of Congress, Democratic Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).

Taylor from “The Morning Show” will play “N” while Villafañe, who played Gloria Estefan in “On Your Feet!” “, will play “A” in the Off-Broadway production of “N/A,” the production announced Friday.

The show, scheduled to begin previews June 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, is described as the story of “two Congresswomen, generations apart” in a play about “power , politics and peril”. path to progress. »

“‘N/A’ is a battle of wills – and minds – between N, the first female Speaker of the House, and A, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress,” according to a press release.

“This fascinating duo highlights the person many consider the most powerful woman in American history…and the unique political talent in a generation that challenged her.” »

Pelosi made history in 2007 by becoming the first woman to hold the Speaker’s gavel, before stepping down as House Democratic leader last year. Ocasio-Cortez, then 29, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in 2018.

While the team behind “N/A” said the series was “inspired by real people and events,” Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez are not named in any promotional materials. A representative for the series told ITK that the characters are fictional but “you can draw your own conclusions.”

This isn’t the first time Taylor, 81, has taken on the role of a famous political figure. In 2013, she was nominated for a Tony Award after writing and starring in Broadway’s “Ann,” about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards (D).

“N/A,” which is scheduled to run for eight weeks, was written by Congressman-turned-playwright Mario Correa, who once worked as an aide to former Rep. Connie Morella (R-Md.).

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