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April 2018

The Cradle Will Rock

April 25, 2018 8:00 pm @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until April 28, 2018 12:00 am

Theatre Columbus State, Nestor Auditorium, 270 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus,OH43215United States
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Performed in conjunction with the Columbus State Humanities Department Music Program In 1937 Orson Welles and John Houseman choose Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, a contemporary folk opera set against the backdrop of a steel strike, to produce for the Federal Theatre Project. Characters in the left-leaning work include fat-cat capitalists, brutal policemen, heroic union organizers, and a warm-hearted prostitute. While the play is going through rehearsal, violent labor action spreads throughout parts of United States. Simultaneously, conservative members…

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