The Raid


Would you die for your beliefs? Is it better to work within the system to change it or take up arms against the system to destroy it?

Idris Goodwin’s The Raid is a fabulation of a debate between two American icons: White abolitionist John Brown and Black abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass. On the eve of Brown’s raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, these men argue the merits of violence and pacifism, order and chaos, and possibility of a nation free of the scourge of slavery. The Raid examines the difference between being an ally and an accomplice, the implications of race in social protest, and the limits of radicalism in the age of #Resistance.

Presented by Theater Alliance

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $40

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Box Office Phone: 202-241-2539

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/08/2018 - 03/18/2018
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 03/05/2018 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Marquis D. Gibson Frederick Douglass
Nicklas Aliff John Brown
Dylan J. Fleming Shields Green
Josh Adams Henry Kagi
Moira Todd Ensemble/Various Roles
Tiffany Byrd Ensemble/Various Roles
Robert Bowen Smith Ensemble/Various Roles
Production Personnel
Idris Goodwin
Colin Hovde
Costume Designer
Danielle Preston
Set Designer
Jessica Cancino
Sound Designer
Kevin Alexander
Movement for plays
Cliff Williams III, Colin Hovde, Robert Bowen Smith, and the Ensemble.
Lighting Designer
Megan Thrift


Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

Getting There

  • Anacostia (Green Line)
  • Easily accessible via 90-series buses


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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