Next Theatre Company has extended the Midwest premiere of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution through Saturday, May 19. Next also announces that Fredric Stone will make his Next Theatre debut as he takes over for Mike Nussbaum in the role of "Morty" beginning with the Thursday, May 3 performance.
Nussbaum's final performance in After the Revolution is Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. This is the only extension possible for the production, directed by Kimberly Senior, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. The schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Thursday, April 26 performance is a Gala performance that includes silent auction, refreshments, appetizers and catered dinner and dessert with the performance. Gala tickets are $150 for non-subscribers. For more information on the Gala, please call 847-475-1875 ext. 2. Tickets are $30 - $40 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2.
"Next is thrilled with the positive audience and critical reaction to Amy Herzog's play. Amy is an important playwright on the rise and Next is so proud to introduce as many people as possible to her with this production featuring an amazing cast and production team!" says Artistic Director Jenny Avery
As Amy Herzog's After the Revolution begins, we find the Joseph family celebrating the graduation of Emma Joseph from law school. The young, brilliant Emma Joseph proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition by devoting her life to the memory of her famously blacklisted grandfather. When history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and an allegiance they thought had been long resolved. After The Revolution is a bold and hilariously moving portrait of an American family forced to reconcile a thorny and delicate legacy.
The cast includes Dana Black, Tasha Ann James, Mike Nussbaum (through April 29), Fredric Stone (May 3 - May 20). Marvin Quijada, Phil Ridarelli, Christine Stulik, Mary Ann Thebus and Mick Weber. The production team is made up of set design: Keith Pitts, lighting design: Heather Gilbert, costume design: Elizabeth Flauto and sound design: Chris Kriz.