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Tyrants the Musical
  • Date: Friday, October 06, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William McGowan Theater at the National Archives

Please join us for a special presentation of the new musical, Tyrants, produced by Robert Bowman and Hundred Nights Hamlet, LLC and hosted by the National Archives Foundation. 

Politics becomes personal when two brothers find themselves on opposing ends of a defining moment in American history. While celebrating the news of the recent Confederate surrender and the end of the war, acclaimed actor Edwin Booth receives word of the death of  President Abraham Lincoln at the hands of his brother, John Wilkes.  

As rioters threaten to destroy Edwin’s home, he is forced to relive the events of his past and examine his own role in the younger sibling’s dark path. Using one of our country’s most infamous stories, TYRANTS explores our responsibility toward self, family, and country.

The musical is based on the book by Nora Brigid Monahan and directed by John Simpkins. Music and lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen. The event will be presented in 2 Acts with a 15 minute Intermission.

Listen to a song from the musical!
 “This Story” performed by A.J. Shively 

To register for the event, complete the registration form below.
For more information, visit TyrantsTheMusical.com
Please email any questions to TyrantsTheMusical@gmail.com

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