Making history is rarely easy. And the Tony Award-winner All the Way shows just how difficult it can be. The drama, which earned Bryan Cranston a Tony Award as Lyndon B. Johnson and became an HBO film, charts LBJ’s transformation from “accidental president” after John F. Kennedy’s assassination to his fight to win the presidency and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “This play, no matter what your political persuasions are, offers us a chance to reflect on what it really is to be an American,” says Laura Kepley, Cleveland Play House artistic director. By giving us insight into the past, All the Way reflects the commitment and passion it takes to create change. “It is impossible to watch this play and not see the many parallels to our world today,” adds Kepley.
Sept. 17-Oct. 9, Allen Theatre, clevelandplayhouse.com