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Running time: 90 minutes
Democracy Is Coming is part of the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, co-presented by The Public Theater and Onassis USA.
Historically, democracy has made violent entrances into society — from ancient Greece to the American revolution to the Arab Spring. But has any people ever truly formed an ideal democracy? Or have we faltered — are we faltering now — on the steps of tyranny? Plato wrote that “the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction.” If that’s true, this current rise of authoritarian regimes might be a sign that democracy has a less obvious foothold in our society than we’d like to believe. Democracy Is Coming asks the question: if true democracy arrived tomorrow, would we even want to let it in?
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Featuring Nora Benavidez, Damir Marusic, Bhaskar Sunkara, Astra Taylor, and Elizabeth Diller
Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.
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