ARLINGTON, Va. Even against the backdrop of a circuslike election season replete with investigations of a private email account and mudslinging by a billionaire reality television star, the plot of the “The Fix,” a musical about the dark arts of campaigning, is sordid enough to give political operatives pause.
Blending Caligula and the Kennedys, The Manchurian Candidate and House of Cards, The Fix introduces Cal Chandler, a troubled innocent who is pushed into the family business of trying to become president of the United States. Rising quickly and falling hard, his journey raises the question of why anyone seeks public office and what it can take to win. In his case, sex, drugs and murder are part of the plan.
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