The Agitators | 2017-2018 Season

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The Agitators

Oct 17 – Nov 12

BUY

World Premiere
A commission from Geva Theatre Center & the New York State Council on the Arts
By Mat Smart
Directed by Logan Vaughn

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies?  Yes.  And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose.   As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester, through a Civil War and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

Suitable for ages 14 and up
(This play contains content that young children might find difficult to understand.)

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