Republic for Which We Stand – The Play

republic_origRepublic for Which We Stand – The Play

 Washington DC premiere performance

Friday, September 22, 2017 (Evening)

TIME: 5:30-8:00pm

TYPE: Play

John Henry’s “citizen theater” 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 at Benjamin Franklin’s home 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 is directed by Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Theater at George Mason University. The two-dozen citizen actors include WNDC President Nuchhi Currier.

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:

A Play Against Perpetual War

PRICE: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members. Light snacks and Cash Bar.


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