The writing is dense, informative, and witty, without being dry or pedantic. Also decidedly “un-dry” are the performances, which are well calibrated to capture both the authenticity and satire of the material. Tying everything together is direction that keeps the production buoyant and energetic, and never upstages the writing or performers.
What I didn't like
Some of the political shop talk feels oversimplified for the benefit of the audience, and could stand to be a little bit more “inside baseball.”
My overall impression
SON OF A BITCH is tightly scripted, effectively staged, and acted with verve and humor. A fascinating look at the power behind the throne, and the early days of a type of win-at-all-costs politics that led us to where we are today.