Revolution, Norwalk, 1777 (June/July 2024)
Norwalk’s revolutionary past comes to life in the revival of Mariner Pezza and Cheryl Kemeny’s historical drama! After serving in the Battle of Ridgefield, Nathan Benedict finds his hometown at odds with itself as the reality of war sinks in. Alliances are forged, romances are formed, and smuggled children are found as Thomas Paines’ pamphlet Common Sense galvanizes the patriot cause and alienates the “tories” with ties to Britain. Capturing the pathos, zeal, and fading pleasures of a rapidly evolving existence, this sweeping saga captures the spirit, drama, and diversity of colonial life during the American Revolution, complete with period-era melodies, powerful romantic ballads, and rousing anthems of a war-weary people.