Title

1776

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Playwright

Peter Stone & Sherman Edwards

Performance Dates

October 16-19, 23-25, 1997

Creative Team

Directed by...............................Ed Vaughan

Music Direction by....................Beth Burrier-Bradstreet

Choreography by......................Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Design by......................David Hammond

Costume Design by..................Marcia Hain

Lighting Design by...................Dana White

Sound Design by.....................David Mead

Synopsis

In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants. Dave Heston

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Musical Theatre, Drama

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