A Tale of Two Cities
Drama – 2 acts – 6 men, 4 women
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities is published by Sordelet Ink and available for purchase at Amazon.com.
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities follows the lives of Charles Darnay, a virtuous French ex-patriot who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution; and Sydney Carton, a dissolute English barrister who struggles to redeem his ill-spent life through his unrequited love for Darnay’s wife. It ranks among the most famous works in the history of English literature.
2017 – GreenMan Theatre Troupe, Elmhurst, IL (production)
2014 – Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, IL (production)
Awards & Nominations
2014 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award (nominee): New Adaptation
“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
“Adapter Christopher M. Walsh skillfully reduced Charles Dickens’ sprawling 1859 novel into a fine stage production.” – Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“This Tale is something to behold.” – Suzanne Scanlon, Time Out Chicago