This is a staged, script-in-hand reading of the theatrical adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ prescient novel, directed by Rhonwen McCormack for Blue Masque.
In 1935, Lewis wrote a dystopian satire about a charismatic, populist and power-hungry politician named Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip who becomes President of the United States on a promise of prosperity and traditional values, and then outlaws dissent, curtails women’s and minority rights, and rules through corporatism. Similarities to the present day are entirely coincidental.
It has been adapted for stage in both 1936 and 2016, and the Berkeley Repertory Theater adaptation by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen will be used for this performance.
As part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.
This is an unreserved seated event which takes place in The Chambers.