Fiasco Theater and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study present
A Reading from The Vexéd Question
A new play by Noah Brody
Directed by Paul L. Coffey and Jessie Austrian
The Vexéd Question examines a period of American history in the 1840s when Congress passed what became known as the "gag rule," a measure that prevented Congress from discussing or debating slavery and abolition. This rule was in place for nine years until it was defeated by the tireless efforts of former president John Quincy Adams, who returned to Congress as a representative in his old age and defended the right of free speech until the day he died.
Join us for a glimpse into the development process as we share sections from the play's current draft.