Tri-State area-based ensemble group Wolfsmouth Players Company (WPC) brings its foundational stage piece, EFFIGY, to Second Stage at the Adrienne (2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia), running for a limited engagement September 15 through 24, 2022. The piece, which will participate in FringeArts 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, provides an unflinching look at both historical and modern unrest in the United States.
How does the telling of our history change it––or change us? Hot off its sold-out 2021 run at NYC’s Theater for the New City, this triptych set in the crucible of the American South explores our fractured legacy of race, riot, and revolution. Through natural, overlapping dialogue, playwright Laura Anthony (they/them) weaves the once-disparate stories of a forgotten Founding Father, a black Union soldier, and a troubled modern day classroom together into one idea: the hypocrisy of the American Promise. With an ensemble of seven actors and seventeen characters, Effigy offers audiences an intimate window into these moments scattered throughout time.