It’s 1944... what are you waiting for?
"Convention" is the true-and-overlooked story of what went down at the 1944 Democratic National Convention, when the people’s favorite - progressive incumbent VP Henry Wallace - was denied nomination as FDR’s running mate in favor of the moderate Senator Harry Truman. As FDR was on the brink of dying, this choice meant the Presidency and the future of the Democratic Party.
Composed like an orchestral piece of music, this one-of-a-kind immersive play will take you behind the political veil to reveal backdoor motions, bribes, and petty grievances that led the 1944 delegates astray from their progressive destiny. And with a massive ensemble of 40 actors, you’ll feel like you stepped right onto the convention floor.
"Convention" is a fun, raucous political play with only the agenda of understanding. Understanding upends what doesn’t work. Understanding makes room for what’s growing beneath.
2hr (Inc. Intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and up.