November 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18. 8pm. $25.
A cautionary dark satire about the fragility of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty. The play follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness. Witnessing the new president's tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor who trust the system will fix itself - until he ends up in a prison camp. Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel gets a fresh update in this adaptation that examines what brings a citizenry to the point of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few can prevail to overcome the fall.