The Actors' NET of Bucks County celebrates "A Revolutionary Weekend" in the Borough of Morrisville with an encore production of Joe Doyle's epic musical The Man Who Bought a Country, chronicling the life and times of Founding Father Robert Morris, for whom the borough was named.
The Morrisville Business Association (MBA) is sponsoring the production as a highlight of its Aug. 23 – 26 celebration, which features both the show and tours of area historical sights. Doyle's production (he wrote the book, music and lyrics) details how Morris was a key player in the American Revolution and features his interactions with such luminaries as General Washington, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Lafayette and many others. It also tells of his passionate marriage to Mary "Molly" Morris, who stood by her man in good times and bad. NET Artistic Director Cheryl Doyle directs Steve Lobis of Morrisville as "Robert Morris," Kyla Mostello Donnelly as "Mary Morris," Tom Orr of Ewing, NJ as "General Washington," Nicholas Pecht of Hamilton, NJ as "Benjamin Franklin," James Petro of Hamilton, NJ as "Lafayette," Joe Doyle of Morrisville as "John Adams" and many more! Stage managed by Kitty Reynolds Landes of Doylestown. Lighting design by Andrena Wishnie of Morrisville. Set design and costumes by Cheryl Doyle. Musical direction by Matt South of Levittown. Musical arrangements by James Barto of Morrisville. Produced by special arrangement with the playwright.
DATES: Aug. 17 – 26, 2012. (Please note, there are 8 performances over two-weekends.)
TIMES: 1st week: Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.
2nd week: Thursday, Aug. 23 - Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday matinee Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
PLACE: The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.
ADMISSION: Aug. 17 – 19: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for children age 12 and under. Aug. 23 – 26: All seats $20.
To reserve for Aug. 17 - 19, call the nonprofit Actors' NET at 215-295-3694 or email email@example.com. To reserve for Aug. 23 – 26, call the "Revolutionary Weekend" Reservation Line at 1-877-REV-WKND or visit the web site www.aRevolutionaryWeekend.com.