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Peter Stone's "1776" is the story of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It takes place in colonial Philadelphia and brings to life such colorful and historic figures as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.


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TICKET INFORMATION....

All tickets are $12.00 and will go on sale on the following dates:

January 6 - "Angels"
January 13 - Season Ticket Holders
January 20 - General Public

Tickets may be purchased in advance by mail (include a self-addressed, stamped envelope) or at the at the box-office before the performance, if available.


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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE....

February 11 (Thursday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 12 (Friday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 13 (Saturday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 14 (Sunday) - 3:00 P.M.
February 18 (Thursday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 19 (Friday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 20 (Saturday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 21 (Sunday) - 3:00 P.M.
February 15 (Thursday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 16 (Friday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 27 (Saturday) - 8:00 P.M.
February 28 (Sunday) - 3:00 P.M.

All shows are performed at our theater at 700 First Street in La Salle, Illinois.


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CAST....


CAST

John Adams .......................................... Mark Fiorentini

Benjamin Franklin .................................. Dave Waldorf

Thomas Jefferson .......................................... Matt Rue

John Dickinson ........................................ Kim Parsons

Edward Rutledge ......................... Paul Christopherson

Richard Henry Lee .................................... Mark Brown

Abigail Adams ..............................  Lori Christopherson

James Wilson ............................................ Dave Roden

Martha Jefferson  ..................................... Becky Carter

Charles Thompson ................................... Scot Smigel

John Hancock .......................................... Andy Decker

Stephen Hopkins .................................. Jon Grigalunas

Dr. Lyman Hall ................................... George Maxedon

Col. Thomas McKean .......................... George Ferroni

George Read ................................................. Jim Faletti

Caesar Rodney ........................................ Jack Lijewski

Lewis Morris .................................................. Joe Egan

Robert Livingston ..................................... Mike Garcia

Samuel Chase .............................................. Tim Moritz

Rev. J. Witherspoon .............................. Robert Mellen

Andrew McNair ......................................... Tom Schultz

Dr. Josiah Bartlett .................................... Jeff Hamilton

Roger Sherman ............................................. Bill Crane

Joseph Hewes .......................................... Dan Reeland

Courier ............................................... Ben Hartenbower

Leather Apron #1 .......................................... Matt Valle

Leather Apron #2/Painter ......................... Mike Mudge


STAFF

Director ........................................... Robert D. Manahan

Producer ........................................ Lori Christopherson

Asst. Producer .................................... Bobbi Edgcomb

Media Operator ........................................ Megan Goetz

Stage Manager ......................................... Ruth George

Set Design ................................................. Tom Schultz

Set Construction ...........................................................
Paul Christopherson, Bill Crane & Tom Schultz

Drummer .......................................... Travis Hagenbuch

Sound Board ........................................ Mark Bingheim

Light Board ............................................ Megan Baznik

Spot Lights ................ Jeanie Entwistle & Beth Kalisiak

Stage Crew ................................................... Amy Zales

Make-Up ..........................................................................
Angela Brown, Natalie Hrovat, Mary Toraason, & Sue Yopchick


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SONGS....

Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards


ACT ONE

Sit Down, John ........................... Adams and Congress

Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve ........................... Adams

Till Then .............................................. Adams & Abigail

The Lee's Of Old Virginia ....... Lee, Franklin, & Adams

But, Mr. Adams ..............................................................
Adams, Franklin,Jefferson, Sherman, & Livingston

Yours, Yours, Yours .......................... Adams & Abigail

He Plays The Violin ............ Martha, Franklin, & Adams


ACT TWO

Cool, Cool Considerate Men ........................................
Dickinson & The Conservatives

Momma Look Sharp .....................................................
Courier, McNair & Leather Apron #1 & #2

The Egg ............................ Franklin, Adams & Jefferson

Molasses To Rum .......................................... Rutledge

Compliments ..................................................... Abigail

Is Anybody There? ........................................... Adams

Finale .............................................................. Congress


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PHOTOS....

Click on "thumbnails" to view full-size versions.

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First Continental Congress


Franklin, Lee, & Adams
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Declaration of Independence


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