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: Coming soon!
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.
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!