A high school senior is suspended when he tries to burn an American flag for a school art fair project. Undeterred, he conspires with his classmate, a slam poet in trouble for an expletive-laden poem, to enter a controversial new piece, setting off a free speech firestorm in a small Ohio town. Education is a provocative new play about two young people who fight for their right to express themselves in a society hostile to and fearful of change.
Theater provocateur Brian Dykstra returns to 59E59 with an explosive new play about free speech, the dangers of polarization, and using art as a means for change. Follow #ArtIsActivism on Twitter and Instagram to take part in this important conversation happening both on and off stage.
Sanguine Theatre Company discovers and produces new plays, champions the exchange of theatrical work across regions, and cultivates an active community of artists and theatregoers. By telling vital human stories, Sanguine hopes to reflect, amplify, and contribute to the narrative of our time.
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"Its arrival couldn't be more welcome or timely" - Theater Pizzazz
"[Dykstra's] strong, unfettered words can seem like a revivifying blast of fresh air" - Lighting&Sound America
"You will find yourself more stimulated by this play of ideas than by any drama in recent memory." - Theatrescene.net
"[Dykstra] has a wonderful ear for language" - A Seat on the Aisle