The Lydie Breeze Trilogy is the pinnacle of playwright John Guare’s career, and EgoPo is proud to be presenting the World Premiere production right here in Philadelphia, with original music by Cynthia Hopkins and Jay Ansill. This three-play American epic traces the journey of the Breeze family from the age of Nantucket whaling, through Civil War battlefields, to Utopian communities, and the birth of the 20th century. EgoPo has assembled an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event.
Join EgoPo for the first installment of the Lydie Breeze Trilogy, the pinnacle of playwright John Guare’s career. EgoPo is proud to be presenting this World Premiere production right here in Philadelphia, with original music by Cynthia Hopkins and Jay Ansill. Part I: Cold Harbor Lydie Breeze nurses thousands of dying men, safeguarding their valuables to deliver back home to their loved ones. There, she meets Amos, Dan, and Joshua, and together they seek a truce to stop the madness of General Ulysses S. Grant. On their journey, they uncover lost whaling ships and mutinies, talking pigs and buzzard gods, the Underground Railroad, and long buried family secrets. In the chaos of war, they forge a vision for a new life and a new America. Guare’s trilogy begins with this explosive adventure play. Jump aboard, the journey begins…
Thursday, February 8th, 7:00pm
Friday, February 9th, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 10th, 3:00pm