PLAYGROUND PLAYGROUP

 WED APR 18 

The Tragical Historie of Maximilien Robespierre

By Jacob Marx Rice

Directed by Tom Costello

A befuddled government collapsing under the weight of corruption? Enraged protestors
flooding the streets? Cutting-edge technology blasting new and dangerous ideas? Welcome
to the 1790s! The Tragical Historie of Maximilian Robespierre follows the incredible life of
Robespierre, from radical revolutionary to national hero to mass murderer. Performed by a
genderqueered ensemble in a wild array of theatrical styles, Robespierre captures the wild
spirit of the French revolution, when anything was possible.

Featuring

Ryan Chittaphong, Brendan Dalton, Jessica Frey, Dante Jeanfelix, Roland Lane
Liz Leimkuhler, Melissa Mahoney, Liz Morgan, Arshia Panicker, Benjamin Russell

Nicole Spiezio, and Jen Tsay with stage directions by Nate Dobson!

Jacob Marx Rice’s work has been produced and developed at The Flea Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The New Ohio, Atlantic Theatre Stage 2, and others. His play series The Suicidal Comedies - consisting of Chemistry, Coping, and Cracks - has been produced around the country and has won the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, the Excellence in Playwriting Award at the NY Fringe Festival, Producer's Pick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and Producer’s Encore Pick at the Hollywood Fringe. Jacob was a 2017 Playwright Observer at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, is a member of The Shelter, and is currently an MFA candidate at NYU for Dramatic Writing. He is pleased as rum punch to be a part of this year’s FGP PlayGround PlayGroup (or FGPPGPG for short.)

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