Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade 



1968 was one of the most turbulent years in American history.  The war in Vietnam was at its peak, President Lyndon Johnson was losing the trust of the American people, there were riots in American cities over racial justice, and Robert F. Kennedy faced the most difficult decision of his life.

This solo play portrays Kennedy during his short electrifying campaign for President of the United States.  Told from Kennedy’s perspective, the play follows Bobby from his announcement to enter the race on March 16, 1968 to his last speech on June 4th at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  The causes that Kennedy crusaded for and and policies he championed on the campaign trail are remarkably relevant and incredibly prescient of the politics and concerns of today.  The play contains many of Kennedy’s most famous and impactful speeches as well as his private apprehensions and some of the more personal, less publicized events of those four exhilarating months of his ill-fated campaign.

The play is published by Dramatic Publishing Company.


David Arrow is and actor/writer based in New York City.  As an actor he has appeared in many New York productions, including the world premier of; Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade, directed by Eric Nightengale.

Arrow first became interested in the life and work of Robert Kennedy when he was hired by the San Jose Stage Company to perform the title role in a play called RFK.  He won the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for his performance.  

Arrow’s other Off-Broadway credits include; Anonymous, Vacuum, Wood Wind Hypothesis, Birds in Church and Terrence McNally’s The Wibbly Wobbly Wiggly Dance.  Mr. Arrow has also performed at regional theatres all across the country.  He won a Dramalogue Award for the title role in Albert Camus’ Caligula, and a Dean Goodman award for his performance in Benefactors.   He has also performed in several feature films and in numerous television shows.

Some other writing credits include: At the Cabaret Chat Noir, a play with music about the life of Toulouse Lautrec and the cabarets of late 19th-century Paris.  Written in collaboration with Carl Danielsen.  He also adapted the screenplay for the award wining short film, Rules of Love.

How To Give Back

Robert Kennedy’s legacy for social justice and his desire to “make better the life of this world” continues today through the efforts of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Founded in 1968 by Ethel Kennedy and the Kennedy family, it is lead today by Robert and Ethel’s daughter Kerry Kennedy. For more information, visit their website:

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