January 27, 28 and 29 | 7 p.m. | live stream
January 30 and 31 | stream anytime
1904. Mount Lebanon, New York.
The Shaker community of Mount Lebanon is in crisis. Their membership has dwindled to dangerous lows and something must be done immediately if they are to survive. Should the community follow Eldress Ahna’s new ideas for change, or Brother Robert’s commitment to double down on tradition? The infighting that ensues threatens to split the community apart until a visitor and a few young novices start planning an international peace conference that will inspire the world.
The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month was commissioned by the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium as part of an initiative to support new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith dialogue.
Please visit usiouxfalls.edu/shakers for more information.