Let’s Make History Productions is proud to announce the upcoming arrival of the critically-acclaimed theater show The American Revolution to Philadelphia. The show will run from May 18 – June 7, 2020, with daily performances at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $30 for senior/military, and $20 for youth (ages 3-17). Produced by Let’s Make History Productions founders Marc Frost and Simon Shaw, The American Revolution provides a family-friendly retelling of the country’s founding that displays a combination of bare-boned and imaginative physical theater in under an hour. The American Revolution will take place in the heart of Historic Philadelphia at the Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street), minutes away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
“We are very excited to bring our show to the birthplace of American history,” said Marc Frost, Managing Artistic Director at Theater Unspeakable and Co-producer of The American Revolution. “We really believe that the Philadelphia audience, which lives amongst history daily, will enjoy this educational and engaging new perspective on the American Revolution.”
The American Revolution performances build a comprehensive, historical experience by combining unique staging and tongue-in-cheek humor. Seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to recreate the entire American fight for Independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors’ bodies and voices, the cast creates all necessary sound effects and props, from sounds like ocean waves and cannons firing to props like a bathtub, flags, and even a re-creation of the painting of Washington crossing the Delaware River.
Inspiration for the unique size of the cast and stage comes from the Italian comedy style Commedia dell’ Arte, which involved groups of improv actors that traveled throughout Europe in the 1500s performing on wagons that doubled as stages. This physical theater style relies heavily on pantomime and creates a more intimate relationship between the audience and performer.
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