SynopsisWORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION In 1775, England and France are going through a period of social upheaval and political corruption. During this unsettling time, Jarvis Lorry must travel from London to Paris on business. What he encounters along the way and in the years leading up to the French Revolution, causes the destinies of many people to be irrevocably intertwined. This epic tale is populated with some of the most memorable characters in fiction and paints a picture of life in the late eighteenth century that is aptly described as "the best of times and the worst of times."
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Cast & Artists
- Scenic Design: John Dalton
- Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
- Costume Design: Jennifer Roberts
- Sound Design: Josh Schmidt
- Directed by: Associate Artist Jessica Thebus
A Tale of Two Cities – Associate Artistic Director Curt Columbus talks with adapter Laura Eason and director Jessica Thebus.
Steppenwolf's Arts Exchange Program has been critically acclaimed for being "highly sophisticated" and "tackling deeply thought–provoking and challenging" material. But can you really create a 90–minute adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities for high school audiences? Associate Artistic Director Curt Columbus talked to adapter Laura Eason and director Jessica Thebus about this exciting new work.