World Premiere: “Republic for Which We Stand” –
A play by John Henry
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: 6:00 PM performance begins
EVENT TYPE: Play
WNDC member John Henry will present his second play “Republic for Which We Stand,” portraying the behind-the-scenes struggle of the founding fathers (and mothers) in designing the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. They make the fateful decision to place the War Power in Congress so the new nation, America, can be a republic, not an empire.
While they await a convention quorum, George and Martha Washington together stage three short plays at Benjamin Franklin’s home. These plays-within-a-play dramatize the conquests in pursuit of empire by thee great warrior kinds in Medieval England: William the Conqueror, Edward III, and Henry V.
The play will be performed in costume in the outdoor stone theater in the nearby countryside of Rappahannock County, Virginia. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and carpools can be arranged.
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