Theatre in the Park, at Lincoln’s New Salem, presents the musical, 1776, May 18-20 and 24-27, 8:00 p.m. Directed by Jason Gross. 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
Theatre in the Park, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of a live performance at Lincolns New Salem State Historic Site, invites the community to attend the musical, 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone, May 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and directed by Jason Gross.
It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. 1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.
Jason directed his first show Spring Awakening and was the lighting designer for The Drowsy Chaperone both at The Legacy in Springfield. Jason says he looks forward to doing more directing and is excited to be working with his wife and his daughter on this production.
Preshows begins at 7:00 p.m. prior to every performance.
Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 children under 12. Season tickets for Theatre in the Park are $120 for 10 tickets and can be used in any combination for any of the shows. For tickets call 217.632.5440 or order online at theatreinthepark.net.
For more information, please contact TIP’s Executive Director, Kari Catton, at 217-899-9732 or send an email to email@example.com.
Theatre in the Park 2018 Season is an endorsed Illinois Bicentennial Commission event!