Thursday, May 2, 2019

“1776" Opens at The Barn Theatre in Montville

The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting "1776". Performances will be on May 17, 25, 31 June 1, 7, & 8 at 8pm and May 18, 19, 26 & June 2 at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 (senior/student tickets are $23 on matinees only) 

It's the summer of 1776, and a fledgling nation is ready to declare independence... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
The cast of “1776" features: Thomas Barca as George Read, Brad Bebout as John Hancock, Roy Bogert as Andrew McNair, Jim Coakley as Col. Thomas McKean, Michael Daly as Leather Apron, Tim Daniels as Thomas Jefferson, D’Angelique Dopson as Abigail Adams, Jeff Dopson as Richard Henry Lee, Joe Elefante as John Adams, Brian Eller as John Dickinson, Don Flynn as Dr. Lyman Hall, Michael Foley as Benjamin Franklin, Michael Foster as Lewis Morris, Ronan Green as The Courier, Jim Hammill as Stephen Hopkins, Cory Herbert as Robert Livingston, Clinton L. Scott as James Wilson, Adam Mahonchak as Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Dave McDonald as Caesar Rodney, Donald Pauselius as Joseph Hewes, Adelaide Prekopa as Martha Jefferson, Lawrence Sanders as Rev. John Witherspoon, Robert Scarpone as Samuel Chase, Gabe Weiss as Edward Rutledge, Larry Wilbur as Rodger Sherman and Jared Zak as Charles Thompson.

Director is Roseann Ruggiero; music director Tracy Lee Witko 
Producer Geraldine Baillod 
Carla Kendall 
Stage Manager Geraldine Baillod 
Susan Hagen 
Set Design Greg Moran 
Set Decor Anette Angelini 
Camille DiLorenzo 
Scenic Artist Anette Angelini 
Lighting Design Cheryl Wilbur 
Sound Design Larry Wilbur 
Props Camille DiLorenzo 
Costumes Janice Schopper 
Make-Up / Hair Pearl Hart 
Wig Consultant Natacha Moreno 
Make-Up / Hair Christine Morgan 

The Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287. For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn Theatre on the web at

Photo caption: Pictured L to R; Joe Elefante as John Adams, Tim Daniels as Thomas Jefferson, Michael Foley as Benjamin Franklin, Cory Herbert as Robert Livingston & Larry Wilbur as Rodger Sherman
[Photograph by Tom Schopper]

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