ALL THE WAY TO ZACH THEATRE IN AUSTIN: NEW PLAY ON LBJ RECOUNTS MODERN HISTORY

Steve Vinovich in All The Way at ZACH. Photo by Kirk Tuck
Steve Vinovich in All The Way at ZACH. Photo by Kirk Tuck

Want to be educated and entertained simultaneously? ZACH Theatre’s rendition of the 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Play All The Way, will provide that. Starring Steve Vinovich, who deftly plays the starring role as Lyndon Baines Johnson, it is based on his prolific first year as President after Kennedy’s assassination.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, it features a cast of 20 actors depicting many of the 20th Century’s most famous luminary leaders beyond Johnson… including Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Governor George Wallace, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara. Schenkkan’s play brings to vivid life a crucial turning point in American history and it’s a feast for modern history lovers.

All The Way at ZACHZACH Theatre’s production, directed by Dave Steakley, will is the performance of this play in President Johnson’s home state of Texas.

According to the playwright Schenkkan, “In my house, we were big Johnson supporters. In my teenage years, when Vietnam ramped up, my feelings about Johnson changed. And then years later, as an artist with a family trying to make a living, becoming increasingly aware of the social programs he created that were very helpful to me,” he states.

Staying close to the historical record with actual dialogue that occurred at this pivotal time in history, each attendee will be dazzled at the scope of what happened between 1963 and 1964 in the White House.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.zachtheatre.org