The Revolution Comes to Life in Yorktown, Starting Aug. 6 in NYC
06 Aug 2010
Yorktown, a play set on the eve of the battle that ended the Revolutionary War, gets its world premiere at the June Havoc Theatre in Manhattan Aug. 6-28.
Written by Robert Manns, the play is directed by Eric C. Dente and features a cast including Andrew Kaempfer, Jenny Strassburg, James Knight, Gregory Jones and Chloe Rose, with Tom O'Neill, Robbie Baum, Tommy Nelms and Jason Gray.
Drama Garden produces the play. According to press notes, "In a field house overlooking the Colonial Army at the decisive battle of the American Revolution, two great generals and their wives devote themselves to the cause of liberty, avow their love for one another and marshal the constitution of purpose, to birth a fledgling nation."
Manns' other plays include Night of the Frogs, The Hedonists, The Lincoln Plays Parts I and II and The Rats.
The June Havoc Theatre is located in the Abingdon Theatre Complex at 312 W. 36th Street. For tickets, call (212) 501-4811 or visit dramagarden.com.
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