Mosaic Theater has a couple of must-see plays this season with the next one dramatizing the 45-year friendship and occasional rivalry of two American icons: Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. “The Agitators" plays at The Atlas Performing Arts Center from October 24 through November 25.
Directed by KenYatta Rogers, the performance features Ro Boddie as Frederick Douglass, Marni Penning as Susan B. Anthony, with Adanna Paul and Josh Adams as ensemble members. Penning recently performed at MetroStage in the South African-based play, "The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek.”
Playwright Mat Smart explained, "the engine of the play is Frederick trying to dismantle Susan's racial bias, and Susan trying to dismantle Frederick's gender bias. In the end, the play asks, can we ever fight for one another as much as we fight for ourselves?"