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Enlightened

January 16 - 26, 2020

  • by Theresa Rebeck

  • Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner

  • NEUHAUS THEATRE

  • ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE

  • THE RUN TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 2 hours.

  • Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up

Overview

It’s 1776. Witchcraft meets Enlightenment aspirations when news of the Declaration of Independence drifts into the Pennsylvania woods. Mr. Ames is inspired by the founder's notions of equality but his high ideals may not extend to his entire household. His wife and slaves ask, “When it says all men are created equal, does that mean me?” An intellectually provocative new play by frequent Alley artist Theresa Rebeck, the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time.

Schedule:
Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m.*
Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m.*
Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.*
Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m.*

*Join us for a post-show discussion after the reading. 

All Alley All New workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public. Seating at the Alley All New Festival is general admission, with priority seating for festival package holders. Learn more about our new festival seating policy here.

Originally commissioned by Arena Stage (Washington, DC)
As part of the “Power Plays: Women’s Voices” Cycle
Molly Smith, Artistic Director and Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer

Enlightened features emotionally charged and graphic imagery. Please contact scripts@alleytheatre.org if you would like more details prior to seeing the show or reserving a ticket.

Creative Team

The Cast