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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.

  • #AlleyLBJ


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.

Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
January 28: $10 Tix
January 28: Captioned Performance
January 28: Audio Described Performance
January 28: Designer Talk
February 1: InterACT, for groups of 10 or more
February 3: Artist TalkBack
February 6: Artist TalkBack
February 8: ActOUT


Premier Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

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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


tyrees allen

as James Bevel, Rev. Dobynes, Ensemble


Ace Anderson

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


James Black

as Walter Cronkite


Elizabeth Bunch

as Muriel Humphrey, Pat Nixon, Ensemble


David Coffee

as J. Edgar Hoover, Ensemble


Shawn Hamilton

as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Chris Hury

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


Chris Hutchison

as Robert McNamara, Rep. Wilbur Mills, Ensemble


Tiana Kaye Johnson

as Sally Childress, Coretta Scott King, Ensemble


David Matranga

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


Dean Nolen

as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Ensemble


Brandon Potter

as President Lyndon Baines Johnson


David Rainey

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


Santry Rush

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


Leah Spillman

as Lady Bird Johnson, Ensemble


Jay Sullivan

as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Ensemble


Todd Waite

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