A Tale of Two Cities: Play Based on Dickens' Novel at Wheelock Family Theatre
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for A Tale of Two Cities have expired.
The last date listed for A Tale of Two Cities was Friday November 27, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Most Popular Theater Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Featuring an experimental improvised piece, mechanical sound sculptures and a massive kinetic sculpture titled Container Man, Bread and Puppet Theater's work is both politically stimulating and awe inspiring. The performance will take place at The Quarry, a former industrial site set on a 12-acre campus in the forest outside of Acton. The avant-garde performance-art piece features Bread & Puppet's signature visual elements, along with movement, vocals and pertinent political social commentary. Sourdough rye will be served and cheap art will be available for purchase after the show. Led by artist Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet first made its mark in the experimental theater movement of the '60s and '70s in New York and is now thriving in its home in Vermont, independently pursuing its twin goals of art and activism. All sound sculptures were designed by Viktor Lois, the Hungarian-born artistic director of Contemporary Arts International. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
view more less of this review
Really enjoyed Tale of Two Cities. 11 year old enjoyed it along with us adults. One suggestion: maybe a little less 'dry ice' in French scenes - we were near the front and found it a bit much. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyable evening, thank you!
star this review starred report as inappropriate
An enjoyable performance. Our seats were excellent; however, as another reviewer mentioned, the dry ice was not at all necessary and caused coughing fits in the audience. Arriving 15-20 minutes before the start of the show should be sufficient. ...continued
Based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford.
Set during the tumult of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities vividly dramatizes the influence of historical and political upheaval on the individual. How does one prioritize loyalty? Is violence ever justified? What are the costs to society of a citizenry divided between rich and poor? Can a single act of honor and love counteract a world filled with hatred? And, in the face of war and terror perpetrated in the name of a broader cause, what is the definition of a life well lived?
Featuring Bill Mootos as Sydney Carton and Jane Staab as the iconic Madame Defarge.