TRS Commission & Mercury II

The Great Divide

In Development

The Great Divide is a TRS Commission

written by E.M. Lewis
Co-commissioned with Oregon Shakespeare Festival

On January 2, 2016, an armed militia group seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, and held it for sixty-one days. As these events unfolded, the presidential election electrified and polarized our nation. The Great Divide is a fictional story inspired by these real events.  What really happened out there in Eastern Oregon?  What’s happening in our country?  This is a play about everything that is tearing us apart . . . and what brings us together. This is a story about America in this divided moment.

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