Mat Smart's play The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The two were great allies and, at times, great adversaries. When they met in Rochester in the 1840s, young abolitionists 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 45-year friendship — from its beginning in New York, through the 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.
Experience the history as these two monumental icons come alive on stage under the direction by Jacqueline Parker.