1912

2020

It's Election Night 2020 and Bob swears she'll never vote again. In 2016, she took a chance on the new guy promising change — Donald J. Trump. But four years later, the economy’s collapsing, Bob’s losing loved ones to COVID-19, and the other presidential candidate is promising a return to a past that wasn't so great for people like Bob.

Tonight she's telling everyone in her small-town bar that the system is rigged, and nothing's ever gonna change. ​Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He'll show her an America where working people came together to demand a brighter future, and where socialism isn't a dirty word.

He'll take her all the way to ... 1912, when the Socialist Party was winning millions of American votes. Bob discovers a hidden history and realizes that she may have more in common with those pesky progressives.

She begins to ask herself:

What will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests?
How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down?
When did our electoral choices get so limited?
And isn't it time to get off the swinging pendulum that's left us at our current impasse?

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RADIO PRODUCTION

ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY : ROTIMI AGBABIAKA

MUSIC AND LYRICS : IRA MARLOWE
AUDIO ENGINEERING BY : WILLIAM MCCANDLESS

SOUND DESIGN BY : WILLIAM MCCANDLESS

STAGE MANAGER : KAREN RUNK

STAGE PRODUCTION

WRITTEN BY : ROTIMI AGBABIAKA WITH JOAN HOLDEN

DIRECTED BY : EDRIS COOPER-ANIFOWOSHE

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY : MICHAEL BELLO

SOUND DESIGN : TAYLOR GONZALEZ

CAST

BOB : LISA HORI-GARCIA
BUBBA, HENRY : MICHAEL GENE SULLIVAN
JOE, MAGARACK : ANDRE AMOROTICO
RUBY : KEIKO SHIMOSATO CARREIRO

SFMT BAND

GUITARS, WOODWINDS : PATRICK BYERS

ADDITIONAL GUITAR : WILLIAM MCCANDLESS
DRUMS, PERCUSSION : ANDREW NIVEN
KEYBOARD, BASS : DANIEL SAVIO

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