Doors open at 1:30pm
Join storyteller Darci Tucker for a one-woman, three-character interactive play that explores the issues and events that led up to the American Revolution, and the role women played in early American history.
The American Revolution deeply divided the American people. The population was split into thirds: those who remained loyal to the King were just as numerous as those who wanted independence, and the final third either couldn’t decide or didn’t really care.
Women’s options for acting upon their political beliefs were limited. They could not vote, hold political office or fight in the military. But many did what they could to support the cause, by writing letters, manufacturing supplies, and passing military intelligence when they encountered it. A tiny handful even disguised themselves as men, and joined the fight.
Meet three women who were involved in the American Revolution. Listen to their stories and ponder whether you’d have had as much courage as they had!
Schedule of Events:
1:00pm- Women of the Revolutionary War Tour (60 minutes)
*Please RSVP if you plan to attend the tour portion of the event as space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, and # of people attending.
1:30pm- Doors open for performance
2:00pm- Performance begins (60 minutes)
Museum Member $15
Public Ticket $20
Tickets are required for this event. A docent led tour of Women of the Revolutionary War will be included with purchase of ticket.
Darci Tucker wrote REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN in 2001, and performs nationwide. She portrays almost 20 women from American history, from a 1750s indentured servant to Amelia Earhart. She is a consultant at several museums, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. She trains teachers and museum educators to teach using biographies and storytelling techniques, and authored Embodying the Story: a step-by-step to being someone you aren’t.
For more information, visit her website: www.americanlives.net.