Revolution Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action

Revolution Shakespeare, based in Philadelphia, PA, invites audiences to experience the variety and vitality of Shakespeare's works with bold and honest productions at little to no cost for patrons.


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Politics, Intrigue, Murder, War – this King John is set in a future world after the collapse of civilization. A corrupt “ruling class” has seized power and is now embroiled in a vicious struggle for total dominance. Through the midst of this mayhem strides ‘Philip the Bastard’, one of Shakespeare’s most dashing and delightful characters, who, with a deadly sword and a healthy dose of humor, saves the honor of his country. 

This production is free and open to everyone! It will feature pre-show events, food truck faire, original trip-hop inspired music (performed by our killer cast!), and on-site voter registration to promote our civic duty. 

Directed by
Dan Kern

Kevin Bergen
Mitchell Bloom
Carlo Campbell
Jared Michael Delaney
Adrienne Hertler
Matt Lorenz
Merci Lyons-Cox
David Pica
James A. Reilly
Raina Searles
Cathy Simpson
Sarah Stryker
Jahzeer Terrell
Hannah Van Sciver

Lighting Designer
Andrew Cowles

Costume Designer
Natalia de la Torre

Scenic Designer
Andrew Cowles

Sound Composer
Christopher Colucci


September 21 @ 6:30pm

September 22 @ 6:30pm

September 23
@ 6:30pm

September 24
@ 6:30pm
September 25
@ 1:00pm
September 28
@ 6:30pm
September 29
@ 6:30pm
September 30 @ 6:30pm
October 1 @ 7:30pm

Hawthorne Park
12th St. and Catherine St.
Philadelphia PA

September 30th, 2016
Hawthorne Cultural Center
1200 Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

October 1st, 2016
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106