The posters in the background of this scene from the latest episode of Veep were intentionally chosen:
The poster with the skeleton is an advertisement for the play Doctor Faustus, where a man sells his soul to the devil.
The poster on the right is for Horse Eats Hat, a play by Orson Welles which focuses on a comical misunderstanding of a blunder involving a horse.
In the episode, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character is angry over a SNL sketch about a line from her autobiography (which she didn’t write) involving her pet pony. She also has to drop an issue she is enthusiastic about to get the senior members of her party to back her candidacy for President.