FREE DC! – A Little Rebellion Now

Tonight is opening night for the Venus Theatre Company’s World Premier production of A Little Rebellion Now, by Lisa Voss, directed by Deborah Lou Randall. From the official announcement:

D.C statehood activists form an uneasy alliance with IMF-World Bank protestors and attempt to secede from the Union. Branded as “terrorists”, the rebels soon find themselves facing down armed U.S. soldiers and resolve to stand their ground, asking the rest of the nation: without the right to rebel, are we really free?

The play runs from Nov. 17 – Dec. 11
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 3 p.m.
Performed at the Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th St., NW

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1 Comment so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on November 17th, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

    I’ve pondered that question myself, more as the sort of theoretical excercise that political science students engage in because they aren’t getting laid.

    It seems to me that rebellion is, by definition, breaking the rules. So if you have the “right to rebel,” you are then incapable of actually rebelling. Sucks, doesn’t it?

    So anyway, rebellion can’t be done within the bounds of the law. (Which isn’t to say that it’s BAD, just that it’s inherently ILLEGAL. Sometimes, illegal is good.) So if, as in this example, DC statehood activists tried to rebel, the US is bound by its own principles of the rule of law to try to stop the rebellion.

    (Note that rebellion is not the same as secession, which could be perfectly legal and non-rebellious if it would just get written into the Constitution.)

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