Past Event

Sep 20—23, 2012

Paris Commune

The Civilians / From France

“The Civilians have carved out their own aesthetic niche.”

— The New York Times

A new musical event.

In 1871, working-class Parisians took to the streets and overthrew the French government, declaring their city autonomous and launching an effort to radically reinvent society. The Civilians brings these explosive events to life in this new musical play. Using found texts and original songs from this extraordinary period, Paris Commune tells the story of Europe’s first socialist revolution, bringing alive the idealism, elation and eventual tragic downfall of this uprising. Boston audiences have the special opportunity to see this world premiere by The Civilians, who were part of ArtsEmerson’s first and second seasons with You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce and In The Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards, before it heads to New York.



Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111


Sep 20, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012


90 minutes no intermission

Ages 14+