Five words were meant to change a young country divided by civil war when abolitionist and Union recruiter Frederick Douglass challenged his president to act on the statement that “all men are created equal.” As these two brilliant Americans wage a battle for the future of the Union, their arguments affect not only their sons but the nation we live in today. Originally commissioned for Washington, DC’s Ford’s Theatre, Taproot Theatre produces the West Coast Premiere of Richard Hellesen’s drama.
Lamar Legend – Frederick Douglass
Andrew Litzky – George Stearns
Ted Rooney* – Abraham Lincoln
Karen Lund – Director
Mark Lund – Scenic & Sound Design
Pete Rush – Costume Design
Brian Engel – Lighting Design
Mario Gomez – Dramaturg
*Member of Actor's Equity Association
- RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes
- RUN DATES: September 18 - October 26, 2019
- AGE REC: 12+
- PRICE: $27-50, dependent on day and time; fees may apply
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- PAY WHAT YOU CAN: September 25 at 7:30 PM
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Lamar Legend (as Frederick Douglass) and Ted Rooney (as Abraham Lincoln) in Necessary Sacrifices
at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Robert Wade.