FACEBOOK LIVE: Roxy Reads… Mat Smart’s THE AGITATORS on April 17

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 22, 2021

The Agitators
The Roxy Regional Theatre invites you to join us on our Facebook page for the next installment in our “Roxy Reads” series, featuring Mat Smart’s THE AGITATORS on Saturday, April 17, at 7:00pm.

Read by APSU Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member and Roxy Regional Theatre company member Sara Anderson and APSU Department of Theatre and Dance Chair Marcus Hayes, 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, Anthony and Douglass 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 forty-five-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.

While this reading is FREE to watch, donations to the Roxy Regional Theatre are appreciated and can be made at https://bit.ly/3bT46Gp.

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