By the end of The Great Society, you’ll be surprised to learn this political thrill ride was written three short years ago. Timely and all-too relevant today, Robert Schenkkan’s play which has been unedited since its debut at Seattle Repertory Theatre in December of 2014, reflects our not-too-distant past and our all-too-real present.
This is the second of Robert Schenkkan’s LBJ plays exploring Texas’ own political mastermind and his memorable years in the White House. Despite division over the Vietnam War and ongoing civil rights issues, Johnson championed the most ambitious legislative work – an end to poverty and racial injustice, education for all schoolchildren, healthcare for seniors, and voting rights – in his vision of a Great Society. The Great Society examines who we are, asks how we got here, and dreams of how great we could yet become.
Win tickets to The Great Society
Win a pair of tickets to catch a performance of The Great Society on stage at Zach Theatre.