A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities was written by Dwayne Hartford and is based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities is a familiar tale to many. In 1778, France is on the brink of revolution. The people are desperate, ready to break and seek justice where they may. They strive to find a unifying identity, something that will gird them against the cruelty of the noble class until the moment of their uprising. Families become embroiled in battles for vengeance, and one man’s act of self-sacrifice reminds us all what true nobility and true liberty really mean.

“This is an incredibly timely story because it is ultimately about how people respond to turmoil, whether political, economic, or personal. It raises questions about honor, loyalty and sacrifice for a greater cause, and provides a point of departure for discussions about all aspects of civic engagement.” - Director Rita Giomi

A Tale of Two Cities is a familiar tale to many. In 1778, France is on the brink of revolution. The people are desperate, ready to break and seek justice where they may. They strive to find a unifying identity, something that will gird them against the cruelty of the noble class until the moment of their uprising. Families become embroiled in battles for vengeance, and one man’s act of self-sacrifice reminds us all what true nobility and true liberty really mean.

A Tale of Two Cities boasts a strong cast of SCT stalwarts and a few faces new to Seattle audiences. The cast includes Philip Davidson (The Hundred Dresses), Allen Galli (Busytown), Peter A. Jacobs (Night of the Living Dead), Darragh Kennan (Hamlet), Marianne Owen (Night of the Living Dead, The Hundred Dresses), David Quicksall (last seen in The Red Balloon), Chelsey Rives (SCT debut, Seattle Rep’s boom), Amy Thone (Tomás and the Library Lady, Hamlet), Connor Toms (The Green Sheep, Hamlet, The BFG), and Rafael Untalan (SCT debut). Jim Gall, Brandon Petty and Carol Roscoe understudy.

Giomi is joined by Fight Choreographer Geoffrey Alm, Costume Designer Sarah Nash gates, Lighting Designer Tom Sturge, SCT Resident Sound Designer Chris R. Walker, and Set Designer Carey Wong.

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A Tale of Two Cities

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