The American Revolution

History in 50 minutes—seven actors, two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space and recreate the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors’ bodies, voices and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time period in American history. Combining tongue-in-cheek humor with a dash of derring-do, the American Revolution displays the company’s rowdy brand of bare-boned and imaginative physical theater.

Created by Marc Frost, Theater Unspeakable of Chicago, IL

Best for Grades 4 and up
50 Minutes – No Intermission with option of a 10 minute Q&A 


  • Timeline, People, and Events of the American Revolution
  • Declaration of Independence, Basic Human Rights 
  • US History/ Social Studies
  • Physical Theatre
  • Teamwork 



Broadway WorldChicago ReaderAround the Town Chicago
“American Revolution does something unique: it creates a show that is genuinely enjoyable for all ages, never talking down to children or talking over their heads to the adults.”

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“The mime-based choreography is revelatory, defamiliarizing the American Revolution largely through bodily movement and stunning lighting design.”

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“The things which one would anticipate being a problem are not—the space never seems claustrophobic, incredibly the blocking is graceful…the actors are able to go from one character to another with dexterity and skill.”

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