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The Great Society
January 11–April 2

The Great Society

By Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Nicole A. Watson

Based on the original production directed by Bill Rauch

“Pure, breathtaking entertainment”
–Seattle Seattle Weekly

On the heels of Asolo Rep’s wildly successful All the Way, The Great Society continues Robert Schenkkan’s profound exploration of President Lyndon Johnson’s turbulent years in the White House. Besieged by political opponents, Johnson summons all his political wiles to advance his vision of a Great Society. Despite deep division over the Vietnam War and ongoing civil rights battles, Johnson championed the most ambitious effort ever to test what American government is capable of achieving. By looking back, The Great Society examines who we are, asks how we got here, and dreams of what we could yet become.

Contains strong language including racial epithets, as well as mature themes


The Scoop
Presentation at every performance
(excludes January 13 Opening Night)
Begins 1 hour before curtain | FREE

January 14 | LGBT ticketed series

Meet the Actors
January 22
Following the performance | FREE

Inside Asolo Rep
The Great Society and The Originalist
January 25 | 11am | Cook Theatre | $5
Insights into the artistic process
Join us for coffee and pastries at 10:30am
Free for donors and Guild members.

Tuesday Talkbacks
January 31, February 21, March 21
Following the performance | FREE

IllumiNation Series
February 11 | Pre- and post-show events
Theatre and conversation examining race, religion, identity, and culture





The Great Society is part of Asolo Rep's Washington Trilogy, click here to learn more.

For more on The Great Society, listen to our Inside Asolo Rep series.