Wolfsmouth Players Company
September 15 at 7:00pm
September 16 at 7:00pm
September 17 at 7:00pm
September 18 at 2:00pm
September 22 at 7:00pm
September 23 at 7:00pm
September 24 at 2:00pm
Philly Improv Theater – Second Stage, upstairs
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+
This performance contains scenes of violence, explicit language, sexual situations, and use of racial slurs. The production contains strobe lighting effects, fog machines, and gunshots.
CAST: John Laurens/Eric McEnery: Jake Anderson, Alexander Hamilton/Floyd Abernethy: Maxwell Lamb, Billy Lee/Thomas Ross/Gavin Costillo: Isaiah Caleb Stanley, Henry Laurens/Josiah Sutherland/Dean Latham: Frank Bläuer, Loretta Latham/Jessia Cohen: Andrea Rose Cardoni, Mariah/Keturah/Daria Mesley: Tatiana Skyy, George Washington/Alan Boswell: Rick Brown
CREW: Director: L.A. Mars, Playwright: Laura Anthony, Production Manager: Lisa Geerhart, Stage Manager: Erin Sabat, Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas Donohoe, Lighting Designer: William Brown, Script Consultant: Phaedra Scott
About the Artist
Based in the greater NYC area, the Wolfsmouth Players Company is an ensemble company dedicated to developing new work. We empower playwrights, directors, and actors to pursue unique, honest, and important work, particularly around the idea of theatre as political activism. Original works include Effigy, A Very Great Mischief, and Minutemen.