The Heritage Theatre Festival presents the Tony Award-winning musical 1776 from June 21-23 and June 26-30 at 7:30pm in UVa’s Culbreth Theatre. There will be a 2:00pm matinee performance on June 30.
1776 has delighted audiences from around the world for more than 40 years. Set against the backdrop of the impending revolution, the show uses quick-witted dialogue and a playful score to dramatize the impassioned debates of Philadelphia’s Second Continental Congress.
With General George Washington providing dispatches from the military front, patriots John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are hard at work persuading the 13 colonies to make the fateful leap to separate from British rule.
Inspired by letters and memoirs of these founding fathers, this much beloved classic is at once a lighthearted and stirring tribute to the principles, pride and determination that quite literally put America on the map.
The production, presented in partnership with the city of Charlottesville’s Celebrate 250! program, is directed by Robert Chapel, Heritage’s producing artistic director and a drama professor in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Tickets are $40 ($35 for seniors, U.Va. faculty and staff, and Alumni Association members, $15 for students), and are available online and by phone at (434) 924-3376 or in person weekdays from 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the UVa Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the Culbreth Theatre building.
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