Aurora Theatre Opens Season with AFTER THE REVOLUTION Tonight
Aurora Theatre Company opens its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Amy Herzog's (4000 Miles, Belleville, The Great God Pan) family drama AFTER THE REVOLUTION. What happens when the person you revere isn't exactly who you think they are? The young, brilliant Emma Joseph is a high achiever shaken to the core by disillusion. She proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition by devoting her life to the memory of her famously blacklisted grandfather, but when a new book reveals shocking truths about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had long ago been resolved.
Called "smart, engrossing...bold and hilariously moving" by The New York Times, thisinsightful and often-humorous family portrait, for which Herzog was awarded the 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, examines how the tally of right and wrong in life cannot easily be measured, and questions whether or not the end ever really justifies the means. Joy Carlin (Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating,Awake and Sing!) directs this drama about what we do with history and how we appropriate it for our own personal needs. Featuring Adrian Anchondo, Jessica Bates, Sarah Mitchell, Ellen Ratner, Ray Reinhardt, Rolf Saxon, Victor Talmadge, and Pamela Gaye Walker.
Opens: TONIGHT, September 5, 2013
Debate Team: Tuesday, August 13
Script Alive: Friday, August 23, 7:30pm
Behind the Scenes: Sunday, August 25
Building Bridges: Tuesday, August 27
Closes: September 29
SHOWS: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
TICKETS: For tickets (Previews $35; Regular Performances $32-50; Limited Opening Night Seating $60) the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Half-off tickets for Under 30, student, and group discounts available.