The Great Society
Students and families can choose from the following times:
- Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30pm
- Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
30 East 10th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
About the Show
1965. 1966. 1967. 1968. LBJ has just been elected to a second term. Dr. King’s “March on Selma” is at the forefront as LBJ battles to pass historic legislation on health care, education, poverty – and then, there’s the growing spector of Vietnam as the election of 1968 grows near with Bobby Kennedy, Gene McCarthy, HHH and Richard Milhous Nixon all making a run for the White House. The Great Society depicts the larger-than-life LBJ’s tragic fall from grace, as his accomplishments are overshadowed by the bitter failure of Vietnam.
Contains mature themes, including racially-tinged language. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.
If you do not have access to a ride, call Project SUCCESS and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.
or call Project SUCCESS at (612) 874-7710
Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project SUCCESS table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.
Thank you to Project SUCCESS theater partner, History Theatre, for providing tickets to students at no cost.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson had a dream of changing the country permanently for the better. But he also faced very difficult choices that impacted his success and legacy. How do you make difficult choices when they arise?
- There are times when historical events can help us make better choices today. What is something this play might tell us about war? What is something this play might say about civil rights? What about leadership?
Find the Venue
Information about President Johnson's "Great Society" Programs
Interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about the war in Vietnam