The Wilburton Inn continues their long tradition of supporting the theatre and the arts by hosting the Manchester Players’ reading of a new play based on Sinclair Lewis’ novel,
IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
This satirical play follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States. Witnessing from the sidelines is a liberal newspaper editor from Vermont who becomes caught in the chaos of social upheaval.
“Though this book was written in 1935 it reads like it was ripped out of today’s headlines,” say Manchester Players founder and director Letitia Scordino.
The cast of 10 includes Equity actors Jim Raposa, Letitia Scordino and Rose and David Lewis.
The Wilburton Inn is located at 857 Wilburton Drive in Manchester Village, VT 05225. Call 802-362-2500 to RSVP
Cash bar and conversation to follow the play.
HowlRound.com has posted two articles considering the resurgence in interest in Lewis’s story.
It Happened Here: Looking Back on the Revivals of Sinclair Lewis’s Play During the Election of 2016 by Paul Gagliardi, February 2017
Could A Play Stop A Demagogue? Theatre and Electoral Politics by Jonathan Mandell, March 2016