OCTOBER 20-22 | 8PM | PIGOTT THEATER IN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
SCRIPT ASSEMBLED BY RUSH REHM | DIRECTED BY LINDSEY MANTOAN
A co-production of SRT, Ethics in Society, Stanford Peace + Justice Studies Initiative, and TAPS, Democratically Speaking explores the idea and realities of "democracy," from ancient Greece to the Occupy Movement. This staged reading features adynamic interplay of voices, including Aeschylus, Thucydides, Euripides, Demosthenes, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Paine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, Alexander von Humboldt, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, Sylvia Pankhurst, Rosa Luxemburg, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, and a host of others. A timely exploration of "people power" (the root meaning of demos + kratos), Democratically Speaking offers a compelling challenge to all of us in this important US election year.
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Theater Takes a Stand
Stanford Repertory Theater just completed our 18th summer festival with productions of Naomi Wallace's Slaughter City and Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty. "Kudos to Stanford Repertory Theater and artistic director Rush Rehm for bringing this pithy production to Bay Area audiences." San Jose Mercury News
SRT's 2015 production of Coward's Hay Fever has received three Bay Area Theater Critic Award Nominations: Best Production, Best Costumes (Connie Strayer), Best Supporting Actress (Kathleen Kelso)
SRT's 2014 production of Welles' Moby Dick - Rehearsed received ten Theater Bay Area nominations, and won in four categories: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Direction (Rush Rehm and Courtney Walsh), and Outstanding Sound Design (Michael Keck)