A Tale of Two Cities adapted from the Charles Dickens novel by Everett Quinton
Directed by Janis Stevens
An aspiring drag queen named Jerry opens his door and finds a baby left on his doorstep. “He’s a straight baby, but we can co-exist. I know it can be done.” Jerry proceeds to tell the baby a Grimm’s fairy tale, but when this fails to stop the baby’s crying, he performs the entire narrative of Dickens’ classic of the French revolution, playing all the characters in only 90 minutes! Mark Chambers, the actor who played Jerry on our stage twenty years ago, will reprise his role. Contains brief partial nudity…Blink and you might miss it.
Mark Chambers (Jerry) returns to American Stage in the role of Jerry in A TALE OF TWO CITIES which he starred in 20 years ago. His most recent appearance with American Stage was in the solo show, I AM MY OWN WIFE, while his American Stage debut was as Bernard in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. He was also seen as Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A.R GURNEYS’ LATER LIFE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, ROMEO AND JULIET, LOST IN YONKERS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, A CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE, A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and others. Mark is a company member at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, where he has been seen in THE ELEPHANT MAN, A TUNA CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, BAT BOY, HYSTERIA, MACBETH, DRACULA, and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Mark can be seen on film in BABY JANE? AND I WANT TO GET MARRIED. Mark has been honored for his distinguished career by the Florida Theatre Conference. Mark is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.