Partner: Old North Illuminated

Site: Old North Church, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

2023 Dates: June 15 – September 19 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 5pm)

2024 Dates: June 7-August 10.  (Wednesday through Saturday, 5:30pm)

Tickets available here

Revolution’s Edge by Patrick Gabridge was commissioned by Old North Illuminated and staged at the historic Old North Church. The play takes place on April 18, 1775–the day before the Battle of Lexington & Concord–and centers on the interaction between Loyalist Minister Mather Byles Jr., Cato who is enslaved by Byles, and ship’s captain John Pulling, who is a vestryman of the Anglican Christ Church as well as an ardent Patriot. Byles has just resigned his position, and Pulling is about to hang signal lanterns in the steeple that night to alert the rebels. On the brink of war, these three fathers search for information to help navigate the treacherous times unfolding around them.

Alex Smith is the Director, Christina Beam is the Costume Designer, and Jess Meyer is the Lead Producer. Our actors for the 2023 run were Brooks Reeves as Byles, Nathan Johnson as Cato, and Evan Turissini as Pulling, with Eric McGowan and Shifty Celestin as understudies. Jake Marino was our stage manager.

Our actors for the 2024 run are:  Dustin Teuber and Kevin Paquette as Pulling; Joshua Lee Robinson and Stetson Marshall as Cato; Tim Hoover and Eric McGowan as Byles. Mellee Lee is the stage manager for 2024.


The Associated Press did a preview of the show with some great photos:  AP Story on Revolution’s Edge

WBUR interviewed some of our team about the show –  WBUR interview

WBGH’s Jared Bowen saw the show, loved it, and chatted with Plays in Place co-producer Jazzmin Bonner (jump to 0:21:00) –  WGBH interview and review

Joyce Kulhawik posted a rave review on her Joyce’s Choices site –  Joyce Kulhawik review

The Sleepless Critic also enjoyed the show and posted their review –  Sleepless Critic Review

Check out our official trailer for the 2023 production below!