‘The Cradle of Rock’ to be staged at University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin – Madison will present Marc Blitzstein's "The Cradle Will Rock" on November 16 through December 8.
The University Theater describes the musical as a "satirical glimpse into 'Steeltown, USA' (which) offers a biting critique of corruption, commerce, and humanity’s value in the face of unchecked capitalism – issues that continue to divide our country and state 75 years later."
Controversial at the time for its pro-union stance, "The Cradle Will Rock' was first performed on Broadway in 1937 by the Federal Theatre Project. It was directed by Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman.
Tickets can be obtained through www.utmadison.com
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