|Mary Tuomanen &|
Brett Ashley Robinson
In its own inimical way, InterAct Theatre Company has once again brought thought-provoking theatre to its stage. With its new home in the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake, 1512 Spruce Street, InterAct has made the postponement of its first production of the year well worth waiting for. Projections are an integral part of this production and Projection Designer Jorge Cousineau continues to produce the best work in the business. #the revolution is a compelling tale of two young women set on changing the world to make it a better place for all. Riffing on “Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely”, playwright Kristoffer Diaz introduces additional characters to add to the complexity. You will be mesmerized by Brett Ashley Robinson’s portrayal of The Revolution as she undergoes a metamorphosis before your eyes. Anita Holland gives a strong performance of The Muscle behind the revolution. Stephanie N. Walters has the difficult task of portraying a mindless “everyman” who gets swept up in a wave of fanaticism and will do anything to belong. She plays her role to perfection. It is only Mary Tuomanen, The Witness to the original crime and sometimes narrator of the tale who continues to relate to the masses and tries to undo some of the damage which #the revolution has inadvertently caused. This is not your typical bedtime story, but it is one that you will be discussing at bedtime and beyond. Make sure you see Jennifer Halley’s The Nether, presented by InterAct in March.