“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning.” –
“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning.” – Frederick Douglass
“Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.” – Susan B. Anthony
Upstream Theater is excited to present Mat Smart’s compelling play The Agitators, which takes us straight into the thunder and lightning of the 45-year friendship between Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. After meeting in Rochester in the 1840’s, these two social activists became great allies and, at times, great adversaries. They agitated the nation, they agitated (and sometimes aggravated) each other and, in so doing they helped change the Constitution and the course of American history.
Directed by Lisa Tejero
With J. Samuel Davis and Erin Kelley
Live music by Syrhea Conaway
Upstream TheaterUpstream Theater is a professional production company dedicated to presenting new works and inventive stagings of classical plays, with a special focus on joint ventures involving artists from other countries. Upstream offers theater that is spiritual and sentient, witty and engaged, multilayered and syncretic. Their goal is to move you, and to move you to think.
September 27 (Friday) 8:00 pm - October 13 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
501 N Grand Blvd St. Louis, MO 63103