E.D.G.E. Theatre Honours November's Elections with its Show 1776

As America goes to the voting boots, E.D.G.E. Theatre respond with a historic musical, 1776.

At Mary's Attic from September 1-17, Melissa Crabtree directs the musical retelling of how the Declaration of Independence was created.

E.D.G.E. Theatre is pleased to announce, in honor of the November elections, 1776. The production features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone and direction by Melissa Crabtree with musical direction by Linnea Carrera,

To commemorate this November's elections and a celebration of one of the most important documents ever created, E.D.G.E. Theatre presents the story of the Declaration of Independence. It is the summer of 1776, and thirteen British colonies are ready to declare independence from tyrannical Great Britain. However the Founding Fathers realize that they may disagree with each other more than King George III. Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia and others as they attempt to convince each other that voting for independence and leaving the monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence is the best thing for the future of all. 1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.

The cast includes Garrett Anderson, "Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon"; Francis Brady, "Caesar Rodney"; Alice Burton, "Dr. Josiah Bartlett"; Matt Calhoun, "Dr. Lyman Hall"; Orion Couling, "Col. Thomas McKean"; Jonathan Crabtree, "Andrew McNair"; Alexandra T. Cross, "Edward Rutledge"; Nick Dorado, "Samuel Chase"; Theresa Egan, "Martha Jefferson"; David Feilder, "John Hancock"; Ilana Goldstein, "Roger Sherman"; Adam Hoak, "John Dickinson"; Blacke Holen, "Robert Livingston"; Laura Jewell, "A Courier"; Coco Kasperowicz, "Stephen Hopkins"; Edward Kuffert, "Benjamin Franklin"; Terence McEnroe, "John Adams"; Mark Newton, "Joseph Hewes"; Beau Nolen, "Richard Henry Lee"; Melissa Paris, "AbiGail Adams"; Sydney Ray, "Charles Thomson" and Jack Wright, "Thomas Jefferson"

September 1 - 17, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark Ave. Opening night is Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and maybe be purchased at www.edgeoforion.com.

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