After the Revolution
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
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.
Scenic Designer: Clint Ramos
Costume Designer: Kaye Voyce
Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
Sound Designer: Fitz Patton
Production Stage Manager: Hannah Cohen
Photos of (1) Peter Friedman, Mark Blum, Mare Winningham, Katharine Powell, and Lois Smith; (2) Mare Winningham and Peter Friedman; (3) Katharine Powell and David Margulies; and (4) Katharine Powell and Elliot Villar by Joan Marcus.
CRITICS' PICK! Smart and engrossing. A fine and fiercely well-acted new play by Amy Herzog. Directed with finesse by Carolyn Cantor, the scenes crackle with lively, natural dialogue.—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
A terrific production. A dream ensemble. An extraordinary balance of humor, insight, and surprise.—Frank Rizzo, Variety
Genuinely heartfelt. An expert cast. Peter Friedman, Mark Blum, Lois Smith and David Margulies shine.—John Simon, Bloomberg News