A True History of the Johnstown Flood
Tickets and Information
Visit the A True History of the Johnstown Flood website:
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Five years after Hurricane Katrina and six years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami comes Rebecca Gilman's world premiere based on another major historical disaster--the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Inspired by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina, A True History of the Johnstown Flood introduces us to The Baxter Theatre Troupe--comprised of siblings James (Stephen Louis Grush), Richard (Cliff Chamberlain) and Fanny (Heather Wood)--who have been summoned to perform at an exclusive resort next to a beautiful man-made lake in the Pennsylvania mountains. Although the troupe's repertoire consists of the romantic trifles typical of the era, James envisions a different kind of play, one that exposes the true struggles of common people. When a violent rainstorm compromises the lake's shoddily constructed dam, the resulting disaster lays bare the tragic inequities of the rigid class system-and paves the way for a seismic change in both theater and society.
170 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601
WHAT ARE OTHER MEMBERS SAYING?
No user reviews have been posted yet.
Write a review
By providing information about entertainment and cultural events on this site, TheaterMania.com shall not be deemed to endorse,
recommend, approve and/or guarantee such events, or any facts, views, advice and/or information contained therein.