Voices of a Republic
An original play Inspired by the theatrical ideas of 12th grade student Orlando Hidalgo, winner of the 2017 Founding Freedoms Playwriting Competition. Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.
The production transports museum visitors to 1787 Philadelphia, where a town crier bellows a reading of the newly minted Constitution for the United States of America. Guests will watch as the cobblestone streets become abuzz with whispers, rumors, and questions about our new nation... our new republic. Elizabeth Powel, the Mayor's wife and a friend of General Washington, has always been at the center of the city’s political conversations, but this feels different! What voices ring out in song? Whose voices remain silent? And what can we the people learn from these early Voices of a Republic?
Voices of a Republic premiers at the National Constitution Center on Wawa Hoagie Day, June 29, 2017, as a part of our All American Celebration, and the Wawa Welcome American Festival! Admission to the museum will be FREE on June 29.