Pride Night: Thursday, January 26, 2017
ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Post-Show Discussion: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Champagne Opening: Thursday, February 2, 2017
By the end of The Great Society, you’ll be surprised to learn this political thrill ride was written three short years ago. Timely and all-too relevant today, Robert Schenkkan’s play which has been unedited since its debut at Seattle Repertory Theatre in December of 2014, reflects our not-too-distant past and our all-too-real present.
This is the second of Robert Schenkkan’s LBJ plays exploring Texas’ own political mastermind and his memorable years in the White House. Despite division over the Vietnam War and ongoing civil rights issues, Johnson championed the most ambitious legislative work – an end to poverty and racial injustice, education for all schoolchildren, healthcare for seniors, and voting rights – in his vision of a Great Society. In this political thrill ride, The Great Society examines who we are, asks how we got here, and dreams of how great we could yet become.
Run time: Three hours including two intermissions.
Recommendation: Thirteen and up. Adult language.
Please note that The Great Society Saturday matinee begins at 2 p.m., earlier than most ZACH matinees.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.
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