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Deborah by Elizabeth A.M. Keel The Sharon’s Staged Play Reading Series
October 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020
This play is a feisty reimagining of the life of Deborah Sampson, a real woman who dressed as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War alongside soldiers like Paul Revere. Inspired by the infamous British sailor Hannah Snell, she chooses to swap her fate for a male’s and enlists in the Continental Army. Despite its difficulties, she proves a fantastic soldier.
After the war she squeezes uncomfortably into the role of wife and mother and saves the family farm by becoming a successful author. This rebellious drama vivifies her astonishing journey straddling the realms of both genders embodying mother and warrior, loner and celebrity, wild rover and wife.