february 2019 | Volume 176
1916 Dublin. The eve of a rebellion that will impel Ireland on its way to Independence. Constance Markievicz, third in command of the military, is ready, "Be the chances great or small". The odds are indeed against them: a group of rebels will face 20,000 British soldiers. Constance is not your average rebel - born an aristocrat, rich, Anglo Irish, married to a Polish Count, she gives everything up for her country and its people.
We follow Constance in her transformation from rich playgirl to committed rebel. Watch as she and her fellow rebels battle against enormous odds to victory. All with conviction, yes, but also with songs, poetry and even a bit of fun. They are Irish after all!
Changed Utterly is a verbatim theatre play. The actual words of the participants are used together with the songs and poetry of the day.
“All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born” (W.B. Yeats, “Easter, 1916”)
Changed Utterly stars Naomi Wong as Constance, with Tyus Bro, Christopher Brown, Carolyn Costigan, Breanne Doyle, Alyssa Hanson-Smith, Gordon Law, Matt Loop, Kurtis Maguire, Celeste Musseau, Lindsay Nelson and Jeremy O'Driscoll. It is directed by Joan Bryans, with assistant director Frances Herzer, musical direction by Pat Unruh, choreography by Allyson Riley, set design by Chris Bayne, lighting design by Mimi Abrahams, props by Barbara Walsh, and is stage managed by Andy Sandberg.
Watch the trailer at: youtube
Feb. 22-Mar. 16, Thurs. through Sat. at 8 pm
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2 pm Matinee as well as evening perf. on Sat. Mar. 16
Preview: Thurs. Feb. 21 (all tix $14)
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