A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities
by Laura Eason

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m, 1 either (8-40 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-30 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Minimal: a few hand props, one trunk, two tables, and four chairs.

A Tale of Two Cities
by Laura Eason

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Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m, 1 either (8-40 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-30 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Minimal: a few hand props, one trunk, two tables, and four chairs.

This exhilarating adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel tells an epic story of vengeance and sacrifice poetically described in the famous first lines as "the best of times and the worst of times." When the French emigrant Charles Darnay returns to his native Paris to help a friend, his aristocratic past is cause for the new regime to imprison him in the infamous Bastille, where he is sentenced to death by guillotine. With time running out, Darnay's friends and family desperately try to free him before the iron falls.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

This exhilarating adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel tells an epic story of vengeance and sacrifice poetically described in the famous first lines as "the best of times and the worst of times." When the French emigrant Charles Darnay returns to his native Paris to help a friend, his aristocratic past is cause for the new regime to imprison him in the infamous Bastille, where he is sentenced to death by guillotine. With time running out, Darnay's friends and family desperately try to free him before the iron falls.

  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m, 1 either (8-40 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-30 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content
  • Set: Minimal: a few hand props, one trunk, two tables, and four chairs.

Published Reviews

"Concise but powerful adaptation... It cuts through the narrative complexities of this tale of the French Revolution and foregrounds its deeper truths."

Chicago Tribune

"A great 90 minute show recommended to all."

Oak Park Journal (Chicago)

"Quite moving. This world premiere adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities is the story about the best and the worst in human behavior, and adaptor Laura Eason does a nice job of presenting this dichotomy as the complex reality that it is."

New City (Chicago)

"Recommended. In adapting the novel, Eason concentrates on mining the main storyline, and expertly molds the drama into a straightforward series of vignettes that gracefully capture the essence of Dickens' gripping tale."

Chicago Sun-Times

Production History

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FEB 10, 2017 - FEB 19, 2017
Barron Spotlighters
Barron, WI United States
Barron Spotlighters Barron, WI United States
FEB 28, 2014 - MAR 09, 2014
Stained Glass Theatre Joplin
Joplin, MO United States
Stained Glass Theatre Joplin Joplin, MO United States
NOV 15, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Haddon Township Board Of Education
Westmont, NJ United States
Haddon Township Board Of Education Westmont, NJ United States
NOV 07, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Scottsdale Christian Academy
Phoenix, AZ United States
Scottsdale Christian Academy Phoenix, AZ United States
APR 08, 2011 - APR 16, 2011
Maricopa Community Theatre
Maricopa, AZ United States
Maricopa Community Theatre Maricopa, AZ United States
NOV 20, 2009 - NOV 21, 2009
Lac Qui Parle Valley High School
Madison, MN United States
Lac Qui Parle Valley High School Madison, MN United States
MAR 02, 2004 - MAR 27, 2004
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States
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MAR 02, 2004 - MAR 27, 2004
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States