That Jack Valentine

“THAT JACK VALENTINE” by Jay Huling is a full-length, two-act absurd comedy that weaves a tale of political intrigue and romantic entanglements in the small town of Lebanon, Kansas – the geographic center of the United States. 

The story centers on Jack Valentine, a shrewd political strategist who finds himself working for both mayoral candidates – Republican Billy Cox and Democrat Fanny Maze – while keeping each job a secret from the other. 

The narrative satirizes the farcical aspects of political campaigns, showcasing Valentine’s adeptness at manipulating media and public perception. His romantic involvement with Jill Garrett of the “Vote For Cox” campaign adds a layer of complexity to the already tangled web of his professional life. 

As Valentine navigates through a minefield of political maneuvers and personal dilemmas, the play humorously exposes the superficiality and duplicity often found in the world of politics. The climax brings together the threads of Valentine’s double dealings and romantic escapades, leading to a resolution that is both comical and thought-provoking. 

Four men. Three women. One set.

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