About This Show

Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis’ 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. Witnessing the new president’s authoritarian tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who is caught in the chaos of social upheaval. Sound familiar? Called “a message to thinking Americans” upon its publication, this eerily prescient book receives a new adaptation just in time for election season.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: September 23, 2016 Final Performance: November 6, 2016
Location: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California

2025 Addison St,

Berkeley,

94704

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