It Can't Happen Here - Free audio drama

Starts: Tuesday October 13 2020, 5:00pm

Ends: Sunday November 8 2020, 11:00pm

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SF Shakes is pleased to be a broadcast partner with Berkeley Rep, in a radio play adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn. This satirical play follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.

This reprisal of the 2016 stage production is being presented via YouTube as a free 4-part audio drama on October 13 starting at 5pm PST (links below).

Following the October 13 broadcast at 7:15 pm, PST will be a live Q&A featuring adaptors Tony Taccone, Bennett S. Cohen, and director Lisa Peterson.

  • See cast list and bios
  • download a program
  • Episode 1
  • Episode 2
  • Episode 3
  • Episode 4
  • Playlist of all 4 with intro
  • Although links to the recorded broadcast will be active until November 8, audience is encouraged to engage on October 13.

    The project is intended to inspire citizens to exercise their civic powers and vote in the coming elections.