2015-2016 Dark Nights in Billtown
A weekend of adventurous exploration

Protest Theatre – May 13 – 15, 2016

Some incredible theatre has come from social activism – from artists and communities protesting the status quo. Join us for readings of three of these plays, followed by lively discussions about how the world was changed, and how our world can be changed!

It Can’t Happen Here
by John Moffitt and Sinclair Lewis
from the novel by Sinclair Lewis
Friday May 13, 8pm
Directed by John Lepard
1936. A semi-satirical play based on the political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. Published during the rise of fascism in Europe.

We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay
by Dario Fo
Saturday May 14, 8pm
Directed by Ann Folino White
1974. Using his own commedia-inspired methods, Fo tells a story of struggle in a world of rising prices and increased repression of dissent.

One-Third of A Nation: A Living Newspaper
by the Federal Theatre Project
Sunday May 15 at 2pm
Directed by Paige Conway
1938. Written by Arthur Arent from research by the editorial staff of the Federal Theatre Project, One-Third of a Nation focuses on the problem of housing in the United States and the growth of slums in New York.

To reserve a seat, call starting Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Seating is limited to 25. Recommend donation of $10 at the door. Early reservations recommended.