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Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 7 p.m. ET
Relive the events, issues, and leading figures of turn-of-the-century America in Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed 1975 novel, Ragtime follows the intertwined lives of three groups of New Yorkers: an upper-class white family; an estranged Black couple and their son; and a recently arrived family of Latvian immigrants. As the real events of the early 1900s unfold around them, the characters grapple with their own challenges and interact with historical figures such as Booker T. Washington, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford. Featuring timely themes such as racism, police violence, immigrant rights, and the impact of technology, Ragtime offers a riveting reflection on life in contemporary America through the lens of our past.
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