The Cradle Will Rock
by Marc Blitzstein
We invite you to join us for an evening of rousing song, passionate commitment and revolutionary politics: Marc Blitzstein’s Broadway sensation The Cradle Will Rock!
Four days before it was to premiere, the United States Government tried to stop the performance of this controversial musical by padlocking the theatre and surrounding it with armed guards. But the show must go on, and it did – in an unauthorized performance -- and so was born the legend of one of the greatest political plays of all time.
Blitzstein’s lively mix of music, comedy, and provocative ideas excites as it inspires. The Cradle Will Rock is both a non-stop pageant of great songs and a stirring exposé of the ruthlessness of the rich, powerful and corrupt, who stand in the way of democracy and will stop at nothing to maintain their own wealth and privilege. Make no mistake: The Cradle Will Rock is firmly on the side of the 99%. The political and social issues of this play are alive and well today and our production of this fast-paced, moving and passionate piece of theatre is sure to challenge and delight.
The McGill University Department of English Drama & Theatre Program is dedicated to providing students with practical theatrical experience.
Wednesday, November 22nd to Friday, November 24th and Thursday, November 30th to Saturday, December 2nd
Please note: There is one Saturday performance -- December 2nd
Moyse Hall Theatre, Arts Building, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
Box Office: (514) 398-6070 | publicity.english [at] mcgill.ca
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