USF Theatre Presents: Shakers

The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month

November 4, 5 and 6,  2020 | 7 p.m. | live stream from the Jeschke Fine Arts Center
November 7 and 8, 2020 | stream anytime 
 
1904. Mount Lebanon, New York.
The Shaker community of Mount Lebanon is in crisis. Their membership has dwindled to dangerous lows and something must be done immediately if they are to survive. Should the community follow Eldress Ahna’s new ideas for change, or Brother Robert’s commitment to double down on tradition? The infighting that ensues threatens to split the community apart until a visitor and a few young novices start planning an international peace conference that will inspire the world.

The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month was commissioned by the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium as part of an initiative to support new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith dialogue.

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