A 21st century mash-up of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Catch-22, What You Will On Capitol Hill provides a worm’seye view of life in the nation’s capital. It begins with the panicky thoughts in an actor’s head as the curtain rises on a performance of Twelfth Night at which most of the characters – senators, slam poets, billionaires, mercenaries, actors, and peace lobbyists – are either performers in the play or members of the audience. Love, lust, mistaken identities and valiant idealism draw them into lobbying to cut the military budget, an effort that brings exuberant romantic entanglements as they confront the quandaries of opposing war and discovering love in a world of armed drones and random emoticons.
“A delightful story of love and politics.” – Maxine Hong Kingston, author of Woman Warrior and The Fifth Book of Peace
“A classic comedy of manners… as astute as it is timely.” – Kirkus Reviews