‘The Agitators,’ about the decades-long friendship of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, unfolds like a scrapbook

John Ulman

Caption: Frederick Douglass (Reginald André Jackson) tries to explain baseball to Susan B. Anthony (Carol Roscoe) in “The Agitators,” a play about their decades-long friendship, which was not always harmonious, at West of Lenin.

"The Agitators," a 2017 play by Mat Smart and directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, currently at West of Lenin, unfolds like a scrapbook, with snippets of conversation between Douglass and Anthony during their decades-long struggles for abolition and voting rights.

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