Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities  

Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

 

SEASON 11 | MARCH 2001

Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

By Kirk Smith
Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Presented by The VORTEX

Smith has done an excellent job of capturing Dickens’ masterful literary style and his intricate and complex brand of storytelling.
— Citysearch.com

Kirk Smith's adept take on Dickens' monumental tale of a world turned upside down in Revolutionary France is as fresh as it is honest. This adaptation molds the immense detail of a story in which two men's lives intertwine with an almost star-crossed duality into a satisfying, accessible vehicle, complete with Paris mobs, storm-swept highways, crowded streets, and treacherous courtrooms.

"Kirk Smith has pulled the disparate parts of Dickens' long, tortuously wrought plot together with a mix of verve and passion, intimacy and grandeur. All the elaborate extras are unnecessary when you pare down to such immediate raw storytelling.” -- The Austin Chronicle