NECESSARY SACRIFICES

By Richard Hellesen | Directed by Karen Lund

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.

CAST
Lamar Legend* – Frederick Douglass
Andrew Litzky – George Stearns
Ted Rooney* – Abraham Lincoln 

PRODUCTION
Karen Lund** – Director
Mark Lund – Scenic & Sound Design
Pete Rush – Costume Design
Brian Engel – Lighting Design
Laura Karavitis* – Stage Manager
Mario Gomez – Dramaturg

*Member of Actor's Equity Association **Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours
  • RUN DATES: September 18 - October 26, 2019
  • AGE REC: 14+
  • 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.
Sep 18 – Oct 26, 2019
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