July 16, 2010, 8 pm, Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, PTC
July 17, 2010, 8 pm, Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, PTC
July 30, 2010, 8 pm, Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, PTC
July 31, 2010, 8 pm, Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, PTC
The Twilight Theatre presents “Les Miserables: School Edition”, July 16, 17, 30, and 31 at 8 pm at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City. Directed by Alison Chambers, “Les Miserables” is a story of the human yearning for freedom. The story, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, follows the life of Jean Valjean as he searches for freedom and redemption.
The show also chronicles the lives of the leaders of the Student Revolution of the 1830's in Paris when idealistic French students yearned for France to relive it's revolution and strive again for democracy and compassion for the poor. After years of Napoleonic Wars, the French people did not join the students as they expected. Few survived.
Victor Hugo remembered the Student Revolution in his famous book “Les Miserables” as he promoted a return to French democratic ideals during the 1880's. He visited the statue of Liberty when it was being built in Paris and wrote poetry in her honor. He and other Frenchmen of his generation believed that the United States was a model for democracy.
The cast of “Les Miserables: School Edition” will march in the Peachtree City 4th of July Parade to celebrate the ideals of liberty that were born in America. This is the largest cast ever for a Twilight Theatre show, with over 70 young cast members. Our Lady of Mercy High School student Robert Gould, as Jean Valjean, heads the all-star cast who come from schools in Fayette, Coweta, Clayton, Henry, and Spalding Counties.
Tickets are available at the Amphitheater box office on weekdays during normal business hours and before shows or on-line at www.TicketAlternative.com. Tables are available only through the box office. For more information, go to the Twilight Theatre website at www.thetwilighttheatre.com.
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