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Skokie Theatre
Thru - Jul 21, 2019

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"...Still, the whole point of 1776 is to commemorate Independence Day while simultaneously humanizing the characters of the Founding Fathers instead of merely placing them on a pedestal. Watching them struggle with the very real issues, not all of which are political, that face them as they attempt to craft the document that will enable a new country to be born is like watching our history come alive. The play doesnít strive to be deep or metaphorical at all; it simply wants to recreate perhaps the key moment in American history: the quest for freedom. As we limp through yet another year in which many of our freedoms are under fire, itís well worth remembering why the USA exists in the first place."
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Karen Topham