Red State Blue State Divide on Stage

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents sociologist and author Arlie Russell Hochschild discussing "Strangers in their own land. Where from here?" Hochschild will tell of her journey from the liberal bubble of Berkeley, California, to the conservative stronghold of Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she studied “the great paradox” of Tea Party supporters who are against federal spending even though they need and would benefit from government programs.

Hochschild’s talk precedes a performance of a new musical based on her book, one state, two state / red state, blue state, by Suffolk University Theatre Professor Wesley Savick. This “uplifting, heartbreaking musical comedy about the volatile mix of drama and democracy in a nation divided by irreconcilable differences” runs from Thursday, April 5 until Sunday, April 8.

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest continuously operating free public lecture series. Its mission is to foster an informed and effective citizenry and to promote freedom of speech through the public presentation of lectures, debates and discussions.

Arlie Russell Hochschild is the author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.

Event Details

“Strangers in their own land. Where from here?” with Arlie Russell Hochschild
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but tickets are recommended
Friday, April 6, 2018
Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston

one state, two state
red state, blue state
an American musical 

Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students (with valid I.D.) and seniors
Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston

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Greg Gatlin
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