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“Put your cards on the table and let the American people decide.”

Is it possible to deliver news without an angle? Is journalism as we once knew it dead? When Washington Post reporter Virginia Eames is fired for openly displaying her politics in the office, she sets off on a crusade to prove that bias in media is inevitable.  As she fights to make her voice heard, she embarks on a very public crash course in the rules of the news commentary game. In an age where some media outlets claim to be “fair and balanced,” while others unapologetically “lean forward,” this timely piece will leave you questioning the power of truth in journalism.

Stewart’s play 800 Words: The Transmigration of Phillip K. Dick was a smash hit with Live Girls! audiences in 2007. Hardball was the winner of the 2007 Francesca Primus Award and a finalist for the 2008 Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Live Girls! has the honor of producing the World Premiere of this dynamic play.

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