Ready to die for a belief? Is it better to work within the system to change it or take up arms against the system to destroy it? Idris Goodwin’s The Raid is a fantasy debate between two American icons: White abolitionist John Brown and Black abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass. On the eve of Brown’s raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, these men argue the merits of violence and pacifism, order and chaos and possibility of a nation free of the scourge of slavery. The Raid examines the difference between being an ally and an accomplice, the implications of race in social protest and the limits of radicalism in the age of #Resistance. The Raid is at the Anacostia Playhouse, Feb. 8 to March 18. Adults, $40; senior, student and military, $30; previews are half price. Anacostia Playhouse is at 2020 Shannon Pl., SE. theateralliance.com.
Name-Your-Own-Price tickets are available for each performance to make sure that the price of a ticket does not stop anyone from seeing live theater. To claim a ticket under the program just show up at the Box Office one hour before the show and there will be a minimum of 10 Name-Your-Own-Price tickets available.