A Tale of Two Cities

By Dwayne Hartford
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Susan Kosoff 

October 30 – November 29, 2009

Set during the tumult of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities vividly dramatizes the influence of historical and political upheaval on the individual. How does one prioritize loyalty? Is violence ever justified? What are the costs to society of a citizenry divided between rich and poor? Can a single act of honor and love counteract a world filled with hatred? And, in the face of war and terror perpetrated in the name of a broader cause, what is the definition of a life well lived?



Mr. Jarvis Lorry/Judge/Valet – Cliff Odle
Ernest Defarge – John Davin*
Therese Defarge – Jane Staab*
Doctor Alexandré Manette – David Rothauser*
Lucie Manette – Robin Eldridge
Miss Pross – M. Lynda Robinson*
Charles Darnay, Noble – Paul Melendy*
Sydney Carton – Bill Mootos*
Marquis de Evrémonde, Stryver, Governor – Dale Place*
Gaspard, Brother, President, Guard – De’Lon Grant
Gabelle – Brian Quint
Woman, Young Woman – Kortney Adams*
Jenny Barsad, Poor Wretch – Tara Henry
Attorney General, Noble – Jonathan Overby
Girl – Jane Audree Hedequist

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director – Susan Kosoff
Set Designer – Anita Fuchs
Lighting Designer – John R. Malinowski
Costume Designer – Lisa Simpson
Sound Designer – Dewey Dellay
Properties Designer – Marjorie Lusignan
Production Stage Manager – Lindsay D. Garofalo*
ASL Interpreters – Aaron Malgeri & Gabrielle Weiler
Audio Designer – Vincent dePaul Lombardi

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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Wheelock Family Theatre has produced here a greatly approachable introduction to Charles Dickens’s most famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities.

-The Beantown Bloggery

…its production is not only excellent Dickens but makes perfect sense of Brecht’s theories on Epic Theatre…

-Theater Mirror

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