Alley Theatre presents The Great Society
Alley Theatre will present The Great Society as a part of the 71st season, bringing the iconic figure - President Lyndon Baines Johnson - back to the Alley stage. The Alley once again collaborates with the Dallas Theater Center, co-producing the play by Texas playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan.
The Great Society continues with the years from 1965 to 1968, as LBJ struggles to fight a “war on poverty” even as his war in Vietnam spins out of control. Besieged by political opponents, Johnson marshals all his political wiles to try to pass some of the most important social programs in U.S. history, while the country descends into chaos over the war and backlash against civil rights.