Caldwell Theatre’s Family Drama, After The Revolution, Explores the McCarthy Era Through Multi-Generational Sensibilities -Who’s Who of South Florida Acting Talent.
Kicking off their 2011-2012 Season, Caldwell Theatre Company presents Amy Herzog’s widely acclaimed family drama After The Revolution. The play was named one of the Top Ten plays of the New York Times plays of 2010 and was recently included in the prestigious yearbook, Best Plays of 2010-2011 which sites the top plays of the past New York theater season.
After The Revolution is the story of the brilliant, promising Emma Joseph who proudly carries the torch of her family’s Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her grandfather, much revered for refusing to “name names” during the McCarthy hearings. But when history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had been resolved. In choosing After the Revolution to kick off his third season as Artistic Director, Clive Cholerton said, “Ms Herzog’s script brilliantly dissects and reinterprets the McCarthy Era hearings, portraying it from the point of view of the families involved who continue to be affected by it.”
The cast for After the Revolution includes a veritable who’s who of South Florida’s diverse and burgeoning acting talent and will be directed by Margaret Ledford-resident director at Promethean Theater with recent acclaimed credits at Florida Stage Company (Goldie, Max and Milk) and Mosaic Theatre Company (Collected Stories). Carbonell winner Gordon McConnell (Frozen) headlines the cast along with Carbonell nominated (Speech and Debate) actress Jackie Rivera playing the father and daughter team of Ben and Emma Joseph. The cast also includes, Harriet Oser-most recently seen at Caldwell Theatre Company in Dangerous, Michael Small–Carbonell nomination (Brooklyn Boy), Howard Elfman– recent Caldwell Theatre Company credits (Secret Order), Tiffany-Leigh Moskow-recent Caldwell credits (Chemical Imbalance), and is rounded out by multiple Carbonell winner Nancy Barnett, returning to the stage after much too long a hiatus.
The design team is well known to Caldwell audiences including Tim Bennett-scenic design, Thomas Salzman-lighting design, Thomas M. Shorrock-sound design, Erin Amico-costumes, Deborah Veres-properties. Writing for the New York Times, Charles Isherwood would say, “Ms. Herzog’s smart, engrossing play…strikes a fresh note in being set among a family of exotic beings.”
After the Revolution performances are from October 16 – November 20, 2011, Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00 p.m. Select Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $27 to $50 depending on performance and seat location. Caldwell offers a $10 Students price with ID. The 3 and 4 Play Subscriptions are available for as low as $57.50 for tickest call the Caldwell Theatre Company box office at 561-241-7432 or visit www.caldwelltheatre.com
Group Sales: Group pricing of $25 for all performances are available. Groups must consist of at least 15. Groups receive one comp for every 20 tickets purchased. Contact Group Sales at (561) 995-2333 or [email protected]
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