The Cradle Will Rock
directed by David Fuller - Director, Eric Thomas Johnson - Musical Director
This 1937 fierce and riveting musical comedy about the fight of the everyman against the power of corruption has a history as exciting as the musical itself. It was originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, and was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by John Houseman. When the original production was shut down due to what most believe was an objection to the politics of the piece, the theatre was padlocked and surrounded by armed guards. The artists found a way to perform it despite all obstacles, and what resulted was a great and moving moment in theater history. Set in "Steeltown, USA", it follows the efforts of Larry Foreman to unionize and otherwise combat wicked businessman Mr. Mister, and is filled with a cornucopia of memorable characters. Join us for a long overdue revival of this exciting piece, directed by David Fuller, whose musical productions have been nominated by the Innovative Theater Awards for “Outstanding Production of a Musical” three times in the last four years!
2/12/2010 at 8:00pm