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Paris Commune, the first musical to be produced by the Reed Theatre Department in the new Performing Arts Building, tells the story of the political revolutionaries who took over the city of Paris in 1871. They were frustrated with the French republic. They were poor. The country had turned its back on them. So they took over their city. They declared themselves independent. They envisioned and built a new, equitable framework for self-government. And then it all fell apart. Originally devised by The Civilians (a NYC-based ensemble) in 2012, Reed Theatre students will be mounting the second production ever of this energizing, politically-charged musical.

Steven Cosson & Michael Friedman, co-authors
Elliot Leffler, director
John Vergin, musical director
Peter Ksander, set/light design
Sharath Patel, sound design
Jenny Ampersand, costume design

Saga Darnell
Liam Dulany
Ashlin Hatch
Elliot Menard
Melissa Molloy
Hadley Parrish-Cotton
Madhav Pulle
Beatrix Rowland

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