PUTNEY - The Apron Theater Company and Next Stage Arts Project present After the Revolutioin by Amy Herzog. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug. 7 to 10, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Aug. 14 to 16. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $12, general admission, available online at www.nextstagearts.org, by phone reservation at: 802-387-0071 or at the door.
The brilliant, promising Emma Joseph proudly carries the torch of her family’s Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her blacklisted grandfather. 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. After the Revolution is a bold and moving portrait of an American family, thrown into an intergenerational tailspin, forced to reconcile a thorny and delicate legacy. After the Revolution was a critical success inspiring the following comments from the press: "Ša shrewd, ironic meditation on what we do with history, how we appropriate it for our own psychological needs. Among the play’s many pleasures--a firm grasp of historical paradox, sharp dialogue--the most satisfying is the way the characters’ struggle through their differences to listen to one another. The ability to listen is, perhaps, the definition of love. "Šcrackles with intelligence and is laced with welcome wit.
The cast of experienced players in comprised of many local favorites: Dakota Bendedetto, Shoshana Rihn, Mark Borax, Mark Ziter, Hakim Holloway, Bronwyn Sims, Bridget McBride, and Jerry Levy, directed by Karla Baldwin with production elements provided by Rachel Mason, Katia Morosan, Heather Taylor, and John Todd.
The Apron Theater Company was founded by Karla Baldwin and Hallie Flower. After the Revolution is the company’s sixth production as the Next Stage Arts Project’s "theater-company-in-residence".
Next Stage Arts Project, winner, 2014 ArtPlace America national grant, is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage.
Since its founding in early 2011, NSAP has hosted dozens events including classical, folk, and popular music concerts, films, and a spoken word series.
Information about upcoming events, renovation plans and theater enhancements, and a wide range of opportunities for support are available at: www.nextstagearts.org