• JUNE 2 - JUNE 23
  • Studio Theater, The Western Stage, Hartnell College, Salinas
  • June 2, 2018 to
    June 23, 2018
  • Category: Performance

Event Details

  • June 2, 2018 to
    June 23, 2018
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • $12 - $26
  • Get Tickets


  • Studio Theater, The Western Stage, Hartnell College
  • 411 Central Ave.
  • Salinas, CA 93901
  • 831-755-6816
  • http://westernstage.com

Event Description

The Western Stage presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ chilling novel, “It Can’t Happen Here,” a cautionary tale of the fragility of democracy. When a demagogue becomes President of the United States, promising to return the country to greatness, we witness the rise of tyranny as the new President imposes a totalitarian rule with the help of a paramilitary force. Watching from the sidelines is journalist Doremus Jessup, who trusts the system will fix itself – until he ends up in prison camp. Doremus and a courageous few struggle to fight the new regime as part of a liberal rebellion. Performs June 2 – 23, 2018 in the Studio Theatre at Hartnell College, Performing Arts Building K (116). Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.westernstage.com/tickets or at the Box Office: (831)755-6816. This event is wheelchair accessible. Those requiring interpreters and/or real-time captioners, please contact the Box Office at least one week prior to your arrival: (831)755-6816.

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