Thu, Dec 02 | Vigo County Historical Museum

Jailbird

Eugene V. Debs is considered by many to be the father of American socialism. His presidential campaign from behind bars has largely been forgotten. This is his story.
Jailbird

Time & Location

Dec 02, 7:30 PM EST – Dec 13, 10:00 PM EST
Vigo County Historical Museum, 929 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807, USA

About the Event

November 2nd, 1920. The results of the first Presidential Election since the end of World War I are closely followed from within the Moundsville Penitentiary, where one of the candidates is confined.  JAILBIRD is the remarkable story of Eugene V. Debs and his improbable, unconventional, and defiant run for the country's highest office in the wake of his political imprisonment. Colin McLaughlin's original playbrings to life one of America's greatest Revolutionary, gentlist souls, and investigates among the most infamous nights in American history.