Fri, Sep 23|
Second Stage at the Adrienne
Effigy, Philly Fringe 2022
Witness a revolution.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
About the Event
A forgotten Founding Father, a black Union soldier, and a modern-day campus trapped between precedent and progress. How does the telling of our history change it – or change us? A triptych set in the crucible of the American South, Effigy explores our fractured legacy of riot, race, and revolution. Playwright Laura Anthony’s natural, overlapping dialogue shifts seamlessly through the stories of an overlooked revolutionary, a wounded Union soldier, and a university classroom overshadowed by the American legacy of racism. With an ensemble of seven actors, Anthony offers audiences an intimate window into these three indelibly linked moments in time.
Following its sold-out NYC premiere, Effigy returns to the place it was first conceived: Philadelphia, the heart of the American Revolution.
Effigy has an approximate run time of 150 minutes, and there will be a 15-minute intermission. Please be advised, this play contains scenes of violence, explicit language, sexual situations, and use of racial slurs. The production contains strobe lighting effects and gunshots.
Appropriate for ages 13+
Jake Anderson as John Laurens and Eric McEnery
Maxwell Lamb as Alexander Hamilton and Floyd Abernethy
Frank Bläuer as Henry Laurens, Josiah Sutherland, and Dean Latham
Andrea Rose Cardoni as Loretta Latham and Jessica Cohen
Isaiah Caleb Stanley as Billy Lee, Thomas Ross, and Gavin Costillo
Tatiana Skyy as Keturah, Mariah, and Daria Mesley
Playwright, Laura Anthony
Director, L.A. Mars
Production Manager, Lisa Geerhart
Stage Manager, Erin Sabat
Asst. Stage Manager, Thomas Donohoe
Scenic Designer, Ciara Helber
Sound Designer, Brianna Gallina
Script Consultant, Phaedra Scott