Saturday, August 22, 2009

Remembering the Federal Theatre Project


A poster from a play with political punch--It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, and a photo from an early New York production of Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot--both productions by the Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s, remembered in several posts below. (By the way, the prices for the Lewis play are in cents.)

2 comments:

Joan Schirle said...

Thanks for all this rich material on the Federal Theater Project and the context--really great to be reminded of this great piece of history.

Joan Schirle said...

Darryl Henriques, a former SF Mime Trouper, is organizing a national play-reading event for Oct. 24, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the FTP and the production of "It Can't Happen Here." I've posted info on Facebook under "It Can't Happen Here" and am spreading the word to theatres across the land....if you email me i'll send you his info.