Running Mates

Running Mates

October 14-30 Previews October 12-13

by Beth Kander

Opening October 14

With the scandal of a leaked video, Sam, the longtime beloved mayor of Anderson suddenly sees his seat in office threatened. Mischief ensues when the last person he ever expected, his wife Sophia, decides to run against him. It’s down and dirty and laugh-out-loud funny as husband and wife duke it out. And what happens when an unexpected third candidate enters the race? This fast-paced political comedy brings new meaning to the phrase “family politics.”

“Hilarity runs in the family – especially in the smart, witty, political family in Beth Kander’s clever new comedy Running Mates.” – Francine Thomas Reynolds, Artistic Director, New Stage Theatre

Running Mates

Opens on Mainstage October 14

Previews: October 12-13 at 7:00 pm
Opening Night: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.


Special Dates and Events for Running Mates

Talkback with Actors: Sunday, October 23  after the 2 p.m. show

Presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (


Running Mates in the News

Aren’t We a Hoot at the Hipp! by Timothy Shamrock McShane – Shamrockmcshane – October 26, 2022

Running Mates by Kevin Marshall – Gainesville Theatre Review – October 21, 2022

Political comedy ‘Running Mates’ to debut at the Hippodrome weeks before midterm elections
Show will run from Oct. 14 to Oct. 30 by Valentina Sandoval – The Alligator – October 14, 2022

Hippodrome announces the opening of the 2nd show of their 50th season with Lisa Sacaccio – TV20 aired on October 14, 2022

Three new plays premiering at Hippodrome Theater, Actor’s Warehouse, Star Center Theater by Ron Cunningham – Gainesville Sun, October 13, 2022

‘Running Mates’ to lighten up election season by Seth Johnson – Mainstreet Daily News – October 11, 2022