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The Great Society

Closed August 24, 2013

The rise and fall of the USA's 36th president

Why See The Great Society?

The Great Society follows Lyndon Baines Johnson as he steps into The Oval Office following the assassination of John Kennedy, as he cajoles, seduces, and strong arms senators into ending segregation and waging war on poverty.

The play stars Mitch Tebo as Johnson and is directed by Seth Duerr.
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Opening night: 3 August 2013


This production may not be suitable for audience members aged younger than 12 years.

Run time

2 hours and 40 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Mitch Tebo - Lyndon Baines Johnson
Elena McGhee - Lady Bird Johnson
Yaakov Sullivan - Richard Russell
James Lurie - J. William Fulbright
Reed Armstrong - Robert McNamara
Charles Gray - Bayard Rustin
Curtis Wiley - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jeff Burchfield - Strom Thurmond & George Wallace
Charles F. Wagner IV - Hubert Humphrey & Seymore Trammell
Robert Ierardi - Everett Dirksen & Nicholas Katzenbach
Mac Brydon as Jack Valenti & Wayne Morse


Writen by Alexander Harrington
Directed by Seth Duerr
Producer by The York Shakespeare Company and Albert Podell


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