Regional Reviews: Philadelphia
The American Revolution
Also see Rebecca's recent review of Cabaret
To bring The American Revolution to life, seven of Philadelphia's own actors used their bodies and voices to re-create the American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. It is amazing how clearly director Marc Frost and his ensemble depicted massive ships, epic battles, and royal baths with no sets or props and only a tiny raised platform to work on. The mashup of slap-stick humor and lyrical movement was truly entertaining.
The American Revolution debuted to Philadelphia audiences in 2017 with a run at the Arden Theatre Company. This production will be back again beginning in May when the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board offers visitors the opportunity to watch The American Revolution for free during one of three performances at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park at 2000 Valley Forge Park Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
The American Revolution ran March 28 - April 1, 2023, at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street, Philadelphia PA.
Director: Marc Frost