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A Tale of Two Cities

September 3 - November 19

A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens • Adapted by Mike Poulton

Directed by Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

This bold, fast-paced adaptation deftly streamlines Dickens’ epic story into a taut political thriller, giving a new sense of urgency to the intertwined fates of two men at the bloody, turbulent end of the French Revolution. Called “startlingly relevant” (Live Theatre UK), Tony®-nominee Poulton delivers a roller coaster ride of romance and adventure that still embodies the rich characterizations and eloquent language of the original novel.

This adaptation © Mike Poulton, 2014

Copyright agent: Alan Brodie Representation Ltd; www.alanbrodie.com

 

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes including intermission
Content Advisory: This show has haze and strobe effects.

A Tale of Two Cities will never be more alive and satisfying than it is on stage at A Noise Within.”
Tin Pan L.A.
"Everything about the production is first-rate."
Erin Conley, LA Drama Critics Circle
"Frederick Stuart is superb as Sydney Carton, and he is in good company within this talented cast of 23."
Around Town Pasadena

IN THE NEWS

Interview With Playwright Mike Poulton (Better Lemons, 9/25/17)

A Noise Within opens its 26th season of classical theater with Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (Pasadena Weekly, 8/31/17)

A Tale of Two Cities Images
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Pictured: Frederick Stuart. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Tavis Doucette and Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Tavis Doucette and Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Pictured: Tavis Doucette and Kasey Mahaffy. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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The Artists

The Cast

† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.

ANW Resident Artist

Impro Theatre

Want to see more of Charles Dickens come to life on stage? For one night only, see the entirely unscripted Impro Theatre play at ANW complete in the style of Dickens. Learn more about Impro Theatre here.

 

 

 

From Vision to Reality!
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The full-sized set on stage.

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Fred Kinney\\\'s model for the set.

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Fred Kinney shares two options for the floor with the director and production team.

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Fred Kinney shares two options for the floor with the director and production team.

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Scenic design by Fred Kinney.

Header Photo: Great Expectations (1999). Photo by Fred Vicarel. Pictured: Ensemble.