Deborah by Elizabeth A.M. Keel
The Sharon's Staged Play Reading Series
Sep 25, 2020 | 7pm The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center
Oct 2, 2020 | 7pm
Oct 9, 2020 | 7pm
This play is a feisty reimagining of the life of Deborah Sampson, a real woman who dressed as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War alongside soldiers like Paul Revere. Inspired by the infamous British sailor Hannah Snell, she chooses to swap her fate for a male’s and enlists in the Continental Army. Despite its difficulties, she proves a fantastic soldier. After the war she squeezes uncomfortably into the role of wife and mother and saves the family farm by becoming a successful author. This rebellious drama vivifies her astonishing journey straddling the realms of both genders embodying mother and warrior, loner and celebrity, wild rover and wife.