The Agitators | Alabama Shakespeare Festival


The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

By Mat Smart

Directed by Logan Vaughn

January 30 – February 13, 2020
Octagon Stage | 2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 13+

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes, and at times, great adversaries. The play follows the young abolitionists after they meet in Rochester in the 1840s, full of hopes and sharing a common purpose. As they grow into cultural icons, their quests for freedom and equality collide, which tests their friendship. They agitated the nation and each other and, by doing so, helped shape the course of American history.

 “…a compelling portrait of two flawed but inspiring agents of change.” – Pioneer Press


WARNING: Strobe lighting and fog effects will be used in this production.