2018 Events – A Revolution of Her Own!

One Woman Play: A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson

July 14, 2018, 2 p.m. – Tickets on sale now

Deborah Sampson, the first woman to enlist, to fight and to be honorably discharged from the American Military, captivates audiences in anIMG_1246 (1) hour-long program chronicling her life.  An indentured servant by the age of 5, Deborah grew up in a man’s world, where women where naught but second-class citizens.  As a self-educated, master-less woman, she felt a higher calling and on May 20, 1782, Deborah bound her chest, tied back her hair and enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army as “Robert Shurtlieff”.  Experience Deborah Sampson’s arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah’s passion will take you back in time!

This play is presented at the Bidwell House Museum by Judith Kalaora founding Director of History At Play.  Established in 2010, History at Play was created to educate and entertain students young and old from all over the world. Their living history performances breathe life into the stories of influential and often forgotten women.  Kalaora is a resident of Massachusetts and a graduate of Syracuse University and Shakespeare’s Globe Education Program in London, England. She has performed on stages from London to Montreal and across the United States. www.HistoryAtPlay.com.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members if purchased in advance, via the Paypal form below or by calling 413-528-6888.

Tickets purchased the day of the performance will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Admission for children 12 and under is free.

Above photo courtesy of History at Play

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