A Tale of Two Cities

  • genre Drama
  • time 75 - 80 minutes
  • either
  • 2 f, 5 m, 1 either (8-40 actors possible: 2-10 f, 5-30 m)

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 ...

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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.

SET: Minimal: a few hand props, one trunk, two tables, and four chairs.

NOTES: Adult content

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