History At Play Presents: "A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson" at Massachusetts Historical Society

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A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson

History At Play’s Critically Acclaimed One-Woman Experience Travels to the Massachusetts Historical Society

Judith Kalaora as Deborah Sampson.  PHOTO: NewTV #TheFolklorist

At Massachusetts Historical Society - 5:30-7:00 pm. Includes a reception with light refreshments and followed by Q&A.

Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military captivates audiences in an hour-long program chronicling her life. An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life. 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!

Free for MHS members and Fellows, holders of an EBT Card to Culture or ConnectorCare Card to Culture, and Boston Public School students admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or older. $10 for general public. Please see www.masshist.org/calendar or call 617.536.1608 for more information. 

Suitable for all ages. Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes plus Q&A session following performance. Program includes simulated violence. Viewer discretion advised.

History At Play (HAP) was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Offering solo and ensemble immersive living history productions, HAP is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, writer, and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University and attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England.

Photo: NewTV #TheFolklorist