My newest play, an adaptation of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, opened last night. The reviews so far have been mostly very positive:
- “A taut, suspenseful adaptation that captures the romantic idealism, dark humor, and social outrage that drive this ripping good yarn.” – Albert Williams, Chicago Reader
- “Walsh skillfully condenses Dickens’ masterpiece into a riveting tale of love and hate. He finds the romance, the evil and even the humor in this tightly woven redemption and resurrection story.” – Katy Walsh, thefourthwalsh.com
- “Lifeline Theatre’s latest page-to-stage triumph. … Walsh’s new version “rereads” the work into stirring action.” – Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema
The Chicago Tribune was less kind, giving us 2.5 stars. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all. I’m hoping this turns out similar to my theater’s run of Killer Angels last fall, which also received rave reviews from everybody except the Tribune, and ended up selling out the run and extending for several more weeks. Fingers crossed.
Regardless, I am very proud of this show. This cast and production team were a joy to work with, and my director Elise Kauzlaric was a brilliant collaborator. I hope you all get a chance to come see our work.
We run Thursday-Sunday through April 6th. Visit lifelinetheatre.com for more info.