VFTCB Brings Revolutionary Show to Montco; Cast Inhabits Characters and Bodily Creates Scenery
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and Theater Unspeakable — a Chicago acting troupe under the auspices of Let’s Make History Productions (also from Chicago) — announce the return of a critically acclaimed theatrical presentation of The American Revolution to Montgomery County.
Performances are May 27 and June 10, outdoors at Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, King of Prussia, on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Lineage and Point of View
The show first debuted in the Philadelphia region in 2021.
In 2022 Theatre Unspeakable then partnered with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board to bring it to Montgomery County.
The American Revolution provides a family-friendly retelling of the country’s founding, combining tongue-in-cheek humor with imaginative physical theater in under 60 minutes.
A Good Fit for Montco
“We are thrilled to welcome Theater Unspeakable back to Valley Forge for another series of incredible performances at the Washington Memorial Chapel,” noted Mike Bowman, VFTCB President and CEO.
“The American Revolution show is yet another top-tier entertainment experience that highlights how Montgomery County is the East Coast’s premiere destination for arts, culture, and families. We cannot wait to welcome theater lovers of all ages to see this production,” he concluded.
Marc Frost, Theater Unspeakable’s Artistic Director, said, “It is such a treat to be returning to historic Valley Forge this year with an all-Philly cast and crew.
“The show tells a big story of America’s founding in a small space, which really opens up people’s imaginations. We are honored to get the chance to be a part of this special partnership with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board.”
History, Comedy, in a Unique Performance Style
The show features seven actors skilled in physical comedy and a unique stage production to offer a comprehensive never-before-seen historical experience and the retelling of a big story in a small space.
Actors use their bodies and voices and pantomime theatre to recreate the American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown, while two feet off the ground on an elevated, narrow three by seven-foot stage.
Cast and Crew
The American Revolution is directed by Frost and features local actors:
- Myriam Bloom
- Brooke Shilling
- Craig Storrod
- Connor Hogan
- Frankie Ferrari
- Kiersten M. Adams.
In addition to constructing The American Revolution in Philadelphia, Frost consistently dedicates his cast roster to native talent of the area.
The shows — May 27 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. and June 10 at 3:30 p.m. — are outdoors, free, and open to the public.
Following the June 10 performance, Theatre Unspeakable will host a free, hour-long family-friendly theater workshop led by Frost and company at 4:45 p.m.
Rain dates are scheduled for May 28 and June 11.
For more information see The American Revolution webpage.
Background on Theatre Unspeakable and its distinct performance style.
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