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The Great Society

January 26 - February 18, 2018

  • By Robert Schenkkan

  • Directed by Kevin Moriarty

  • Co-production with Dallas Theater Center

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Suitable for mature audiences.

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  • The run time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Overview

The tumultuous beginning of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency was dramatized by Robert Schenkkan in his Tony Award-winning play All the Way, seen in a spectacular Alley production last season. The LBJ journey continues in part two, The Great Society. From 1965 to 1968, LBJ struggles to fight a war on poverty even as his war in Vietnam spins out of control. Besieged by political opponents, Johnson marshals all his political wiles while the country descends into chaos over the war and backlash against civil rights.

 

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Associate Producers

Creative Team

Beowulf Boritt

Scenic Design

Jen Caprio

Costume Design

Clifton Taylor

Lighting Design

Broken Chord

Original Music and Sound Design

Caite Hevner

Projection Design

Pamela Prather

Dialect, Voice and Text Coach

Rachel Logue

Assistant Director

Megan Winters

Stage Manager

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast

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tyrees allen

as James Bevel, Rev. Dobynes, Ensemble

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Ace Anderson

as Stokely Carmichael, Jimmie Lee Jackson, John Lewis, Ensemble

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James Black

as Walter Cronkite

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Elizabeth Bunch

as Muriel Humphrey, Pat Nixon, Ensemble

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David Coffee

as J. Edgar Hoover, Ensemble

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Shawn Hamilton

as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Chris Hury

as Gov. George Wallace, Sherriff Jim Clark, Richard M. Nixon, Norman Morrison, Ensemble

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Chris Hutchison

as Robert McNamara, Rep. Wilbur Mills, Ensemble

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Tiana Kaye Johnson

as Sally Childress, Coretta Scott King, Ensemble

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David Matranga

as Adam Walinsky, Gen. William Westmoreland, Seymore Trammell, Stanley Levison, Gardner Ackley

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Dean Nolen

as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Ensemble

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Brandon Potter

as President Lyndon Baines Johnson

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David Rainey

as Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Ensemble

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Santry Rush

as Deke DeLoach, Dr. James Appel, Mayor Richard Daley, Gen. Wheeler, Ensemble

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Leah Spillman

as Lady Bird Johnson, Ensemble

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Jay Sullivan

as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Ensemble

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Todd Waite

as Sen. Everett Dirksen, Colonel Al Lingo, Clark Clifford, Ensemble