After the Revolution

After the Revolution

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Synopsis

Emma Joseph, a bright, hard-working, recent law school graduate descended from a long line of Marxists, is continuing her family’s business of fighting for progressive ideals. She founded the Joe Joseph Fund four years ago, named for her grandfather who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for refusing to name names, and is currently working to free a man on death row who is being punished for his outspoken political beliefs in much the same way. A curveball comes hurdling Emma’s way, however, when she finds out that her grandfather may have been passing information to Russians while working for the US government; a fact that was hidden from her by her father for her whole life, and one that calls into question the whole ideological basis for the activist causes she’s engaged in. In this intellectual family drama laden with lively, entertaining dialogue and thought-provoking social themes, Amy Herzog and the Josephs force us to investigate questions of loyalty, citizenship, betrayal and freedom.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Mel

Female

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2010
Genres
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
may and june of 1999
Cast Size
Ideal For
regional theater, community theater, blackbox
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, young adult, adult, elderly characters

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