Cradle Will Rock
by Professor Patricia Miller
the stage to the screen and back again!
premier stage adaptation from Tim Robbinís ground breaking
is 1936, and enfant
terrible Orson Wilson is staging a progressive musical
(Marc Blitzsteinís The Cradle Will Rock). Meanwhile Rooseveltís New Deal and public
art fight for their very existence and the show is at risk.
As Reds are baited at home, and
fascism grows abroad, violence spills onto the street. Fat
cat Nelson Rockefeller hires monumental artist Diego Rivera
to paint "Man at the Crossroads"; Vaudevillians
cling to old routines; a rich Countess goes "
slumming", and starving theatre artists make their
voices heard over the din of poverty and strikes.
is thrilled to stage this hilarious and poignant story under
the shadow of Diego Rivera's mural in an interactive drama
a picket sign or a cocktail and join us!
26-28, NOV 2-3
and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.