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by Amy Herzog

TSP Unplugged Reading Series

Monday, October 10, 2016 (7:30pm)

Directed by Brandon Walker

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.

Location: The Seeing Place @ Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker St, NYC

Tickets: Free, but reservations required.
A $10 suggestion donation is gratefully accepted at the door.

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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.


Schedule - What is TSP Unplugged?

This is a part of our TSP Unplugged Reading Series, where audiences go behind the scenes with The Seeing Place to experience our work being created before your eyes by our artists "unplugged."

This is an event unlike any other reading you'll attend: 

• The doors open at 7pm with snacks and a cash bar. 

• At 7:30pm we'll begin with the audience observing our actors in their final rehearsal, getting a special look at how actors lay the ground-work for an evening's performance. 

• Around 8:15pm we'll begin the reading with 8 of our talented artists directed by TSP's Artistic Director.

• Immediately following the reading we'll discuss what was seen - What is the modern relevance of the play? What was the play's impact on the audience and does it make us view the world differently? These and other questions will be explored during this lively event.


Cast & Creative Team:


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Reviews and Articles for Previous Productions of AFTER THE REVOLUTION:

NY Times Critics Pick and winner of the NY Times Outstanding Playwright Award

"…smart, engrossing…Ms. Herzog elucidates the personal history of three generations of Josephs with impressive ease, in scenes that crackle with lively, natural dialogue that illuminates the underlying strains in this unusual clan, always happier to argue the legacies of Stalin and Castro than to explore the pain they cause one another." —NY Times.

"AFTER THE REVOLUTION is a 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. Herzog's accomplishment is to trap this rare sense of connection." —The New Yorker.

"…crackles with intelligence and is laced with welcome wit." —BackStage.

"…a refreshing refusal to grant the audience easy answers." —NY Press.


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