The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne
“CLEVER…. Lefcourt’s revisiting of the incident at Chappaquiddick is creatively reimagined here with…comic, whimsical touches.” – Hollywood Progressive
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Who was Mary Jo Kopechne? The answer to a trivia question? The woman who kept Ted Kennedy from being President? The ultimate #MeToo victim? "The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne" imagines who this young woman was and whom she could have been had she not gotten in the car with the senator. What if the two dead Kennedy brothers, JFK and RFK, had shown up to bail their kid brother out? What if Mary Jo Kopechne had the chance to confront them? What if things had gone differently that fateful night in July of 1969, twenty-four hours before man landed on the moon, and three years before Richard Nixon inhabited the White House? A timely dramedy of magic realism and revisionist history, told with wit and insight.