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Photo Flash: First Look at Geva's World Premiere of THE AGITATORS

Geva Theatre Center's 2017-2018 Season continues with the World Premiere of The Agitators by Mat Smart, directed by Logan Vaughn in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage, now through November 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship - from its beginning in Rochester, through a Civil War and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

Making their Geva debuts in The Agitators are Cedric Mays (What I Learned in Paris at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Fish Men at the Goodman Theatre, TV's "Chicago Code" and "Detroit 1-8-7") as Frederick Douglass and Madeleine Lambert (How I Learned to Drive at Cleveland Play House and TV's "Empire" and "Chicago PD") as Susan B. Anthony.

The Agitators is directed by Logan Vaughn (Playwrights Horizons Director in Residence 2012-2013; member of Director's Lab, Lincoln Center). The design team includes Jack Magaw (scenic design), Jessica Ford (costume design), Christine Binder (lighting design), David Wilson (sound design), Juliette Jones (Composer), and Dave Bova (Wigs and Makeup Design).

For tickets and more information, call (585) 232-GEVA (4382) or visit

Photo Credit: Goat Factory Media Entertainment

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