A Tale of Two Cities
Dramatized by Robert Johanson
From the Novel by Charles Dickens
ROSHOLT HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00 PM
Adults $7 Seniors $5 K-12 Students $3
Tickets available at the door beginning one hour prior to performances.
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the time of the French Revolution – a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens' great story of unsurpassed adventure and courage unfolds.
Unjustly imprisoned for eighteen years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexander Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could now take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it though, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman – Charles Darnay – falsely accused of treason. Strangely enough, Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to another man in the courtroom, the dissolute lawyer's clerk Sydney Carton. It is a coincidence that will have an unforgettable impact on both their lives. Brilliantly plotted, the play is rich in drama, romance and heroics, playing out in dangerous times in the shadow of the guillotine.
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, Woodstock, Illinois