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Karen Robinson as Condoleezza Rice
“Stuff Happens is a gripping, thought-provoking piece of political theatre … a riveting docudrama … marvellously entertaining, a work of epic sweep.” Toby Young, The Spectator (London)

NAC Production

“Stuff happens… and it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.” ~ U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on April 11, 2003, following the looting and pillaging of Baghdad

History in the making. Stuff Happens is dramatic dynamite, a provocative political drama starring a president, a prime minister, and a crowd of high-level decision-makers. Should the U.S. lead a war against Iraq? Are there indeed weapons of mass destruction or just words of mass distraction? A spellbinding blend of documented details, public-record information, and theatrical invention, Hare’s fusing of historical narrative with human drama exposes the relentless politicking behind the 2003 invasion.

Stuff Happens is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.

Did you know?
Stuff Happens premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2004 and has subsequently been performed across the globe, including in Washington, DC.


Performance is approximately 3 hours including intermission.

video: Director David Ferry on Stuff Happens
Director David Ferry on Stuff Happens
video: Stuff Happens
Stuff Happens
"Excellent! Fantastic!" Audiences are raving about Stuff Happens
Karen Robinson as Condoleezza Rice
Greg Malone, Lois Anderson, Stuart Hughes, Amy Matysio, Natasha Greenblatt © Andree Lanthier
Cast of Stuff Happens © Andree Lanthier
Karen Robinson, Andrew Moodie, Stuart Hughes © Andree Lanthier
Christopher Morris, Andrew Moodie, Stuart Hughes © Andree Lanthier