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Can Music Make Democracy?


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Center Theatre Group invites you to attend a moderated discussion with a panel of local thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues, and ideas finding voice on our stages.*

Can Music Make Democracy?

In the 1950s, America began sending jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong beyond the Iron Curtain, to countries like Poland, to spread democracy. Today, Jazz Ambassadors continue to travel around the world to share their art and play a role in diplomacy. Enjoy live music and discover the history of jazzocracy—which encompasses the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and more—at brunch before Critical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA is onstage at the Douglas.

No ticket purchase is required to attend.

Block Party 2018: Ameryka
APR 19–29, 2018

An epic exploration of humanity’s longing for freedom and justice
A theatrical thrill ride through 250 years of history. From the American Revolution, to the struggle for civil rights, to the fight against Communism, to the present War on Terror, AMERYKA weaves together unexpected events and characters connecting Poland and the United States. Critical Mass Performance Group's kaleidoscopic style of found text, heightened physicality, original music, and exuberant spectacle culminates in an exhilarating theatrical journey of boundless hope.

*An RSVP to the Community Conversation does not include a ticket to the production of AMERYKA at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but are encouraged to RSVP.

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