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Arts & Theater
October 13, 2020 to October 31, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Illinois, United States, 60076

About This Event

Northlight Theatre is pleased to join with Berkeley Rep and theatre companies across the country to present this radio play and post-show discussion. In addition to providing a source of entertainment, the added intent of the project is to encourage dialogue and motivate citizens to exercise their civic duty and vote. As involved members of our community, our hope is that this play will serve as a reminder of the power of voting in this important election year," comments Executive Director Timothy J. Evans.

Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Lewis' darkly satirical It Can't Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.  In 2016 Berkeley Rep unveiled a new stage adaptation of Lewis' prescient novel, one week after that production ended, the presidential election roiled our nation. Now, Berkeley Rep reprises that production with the same director and much of the original cast, but this time as a radio play in four episodes, just in time for the 2020 presidential election.