The Agitators

Rubber City Theatre

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Mat Smart

October 14 - October 22, 2022

Show Description:

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that forty-five-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester, through a civil war, and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other, and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

Staff and Cast

Director: Brian Chandler

Fredrick Douglas - Jason Eno
Susan B. Anthony - Jess Hughes


7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sunday


$12 - $40

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Health and Safety Guidelines

There are no health and safety guidelines listed for this production.

Content Advisories

Haze & Strobe, Gunfire, Peanut Allergies (airborne) (Real peanuts are eaten on stage!), Depictions of whipping and other violence, Frank descriptions and discussions of slavery, violence, racism, and misogyny


The University of Akron
Sandefur Theatre
Guzzetta Hall, Room 394
Akron, OH 44325-1005