NATF Playhouse 2020 - Special Listening
Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00pm
Debs in Canton
by Elizabeth Schwartz and Yale Strom
'Debs In Canton' is an original radioplay written by Elizabeth Schwartz & Yale Strom, starring Phil Proctor and featuring Robert Fass, PJ Ochlan, LJ Ganser, Melinda Peterson, Doug Shapiro, Anne Bobby and Micah Gellert
Produced & Directed by Sue Zizza with music by Yale Strom.
The play is based on the documentary film American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs narrated by Oscar nominated Amy Madigan.
American labor leader Eugene V. Debs gave a speech in June of 1918 to a movement rally in which he condemned US involvement in the First World War. Debs was jailed for sedition and went on to run for president from his cell. This historical fiction by Schwartz and Strom explores what Debs' life might have been in the months leading up to this seminal moment of American history.
Authors Elizabeth Schwartz and Yale Strom