It Can’t Happen Here

Written by Sinclair Lewis
Adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen
Directed by Stanley Coleman

October 18 - November 2
Thurs - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm

A cautionary dark satire about the vulnerability of democracy and how fascism can take hold even in the land of liberty, It Can’t Happen Here follows the rise of a charismatic and corrupt politician who becomes President of the United States on a platform of “good ol’ American values,” promising “to return the country to greatness.” Witnessing the new President’s tyranny from the sidelines is Doremus Jessup, a financially comfortable, social-democratic newspaper editor who trusts the system will fix itself – until he ends up in a prison camp. Sinclair Lewis’ eerily prescient 1935 novel gets an update in this fresh adaptation that examines what brings a country to the brink of sacrificing its own freedom and how a courageous few people can prevail to overcome the fall.

Performance Schedule
The ten performances are:
Friday-Sunday, October 18-20
Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27
Thursday-Saturday, October 31-November 2

Box Office


The box office opens on
Wednesday, Sept 18th

Tickets Go
On Sale

Season Pass Holders
Tickets available starting
Sept 18th @ 12:00pm

General Ticket
Tickets available starting
Sept 25th @ 12:00pm

The Very Little Theatre
2350 Hilyard Street  •  Eugene, Oregon  97405  •  541-344-7751