Directed by Louanne Moldovan
NOT MY REVOLUTION
written and performed by
JUN 17-18, JUN 23-25,
JUN 30-JUL 2 @ 8:00 pm
JUN 19 & JUN 26 @ 3:00 pm
Inspired by Josef Bush’s 1967 play French Gray, this powerful solo show,
written and performed by Elizabeth Huffman,
is a dreamlike play told through film, movement and live theatre.
The story follows two women whose lives have been forever altered by a tumultuous civil war. Not My Revolution travels back & forth in time between Marie Antoinette’s imprisonment during the French Revolution in 1793 and a ghetto in Istanbul in 2011 where a once-wealthy Syrian art dealer is struggling to survive catastrophic losses due to the civil war in her country.
The 90-minute play examines the very real consequences of forced displacement, and the judgments passed on two women whose destiny has been determined by appearances and society’s expectations of them.
"Huffman’s performance as both women is as gripping as anything I’ve seen onstage this year."
Sharon Eberson, ONSTAGE, Pittsburgh
“Ms. Huffman communicates the terror of a victim caught up in events beyond her control with complete conviction and verisimilitude.”
“Not My Revolution is an ambitious, brilliantly acted one-woman tour de force.” Broadway World
“A must see gripping performance.”
Iris Hetscher-Weiser Kurier, Bremen
“Captivating and moving – makes tangible the cruelty of civil war.” Elisabeth Nofer-Taz-Bremen