Littleton Historical Society Presents
Patriots’ Path: Steps to Revolution
An original short play that uses historical records to portray Littleton’s citizens in the shift from loyal British subjects to American revolutionaries.
Guided discussion following the play.
Friday, March 29, 2019
First Church Unitarian
19 Foster Street, Littleton, MA
The Historical Society brings local history to life with a cast of local residents portraying actual men and women of Littleton who lived 250 years ago through the tumultuous events leading up to the Revolution. Some were Tories loyal to the crown; others were Patriots who protested British attempts to revoke their rights as colonists. One woman who was enslaved yearned for the freedoms others took for granted. As the story unfolds, characters reveal their feelings and tell about the impact these events had on their lives and those of their families.
During the decade between 1764 and 1775, colonists who were once loyal subjects of the British Empire and had fought with British troops in the French and Indian War made life-changing decisions to became Patriots who, little more than 10 years later, fought in the Revolution against the British. There will be time after the performance to ask questions and share ideas. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Harvey, member of the High School faculty, and Roland Gibson, retired educator.
The Society thanks the Littleton Cultural Council for its support. We would also like to thank the First Church Unitarian for providing the venue; LCTV and its director, Mark Crory; members of the Color Guard of the Boxborough Minutemen, and members of the 1st Regiment of the Foot Guards; and cast and crew of Littleton residents who generously gave their time and effort to the production. The performance is in conjunction with the Paths of Patriots Project of Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Littleton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Program is free and open to the public. The Church is handicapped accessible. Parking is available at the lot in back of the Fire Department across the street; and is also available at 300 King Street, just a short walk from the Church.
Information is also available on www.littletonhistoricalsociety.org and facebook.
FREE and Open to the Public
Play made possible with the help from the following sponsors:
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Littleton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency