Washington DC premiere performance
Friday, September 22, 2017 (Evening)
John Henry’s new play Republic For Which We Stand portrays the behind-the-scenes struggle of the founding fathers and mothers in designing the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.
While they wait for a convention quorum, George and Martha Washington stage three plays that dramatize the conquests of the three great warrior kings in Medieval England: William the Conqueror, Edward III and Henry V. After each performance, George and Martha, together with James and Dolly Madison and George and Sarah Mason, spar with Alexander Hamilton over the meaning and vision of the American Revolution.
Filled with humor and contemporary references, Republic represents the “Citizen Theater” style of political satire that originated in Greece 2500 years ago. The two-dozen citizen actors include WNDC President Nuchhi Currier.
Republic for Which We Stand is directed by Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Theater at George Mason University.
For a review about the play Republic for Which We Stand, please see the following article in “The American Conservative” Magazine by Club member David Hoffman:
PRICE: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members