Pacifica Spindrift Players Presents:
It Can't Happen Here
Adapted by: Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
A cautionary dark satire about the fragility of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty, the play 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 tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who trusts the system will fix itself—until he ends up in a prison camp. Sinclair Lewis’ eerily prescient 1935 novel gets a fresh update in this adaptation that examines what brings a citizenry to the point of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few can prevail to overcome the fall.
Performances: October 19 to November 4, 2018
Fridays – 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 at 8PM
Saturdays – 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 at 8PM
Sundays – 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 at 2PM