Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Declaration Reader to Portray John Adams

Christopher Black, as Robert Levers reading
the Declaration of Independence on
Centre Square earlier this month
at Easton Heritage Day.
 Christopher Black, Easton resident and this year's reader of the Declaration of Independence at Easton Heritage Day, will portray John Adams in September at the Bachmann Publick House.

Billed as a dinner theatre event, "An Evening with John Adams" begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

Black will portray the founding father as he was in 1777, according to an announcement about the event. Enroute to York, where Continental Congress members were to meet, Adams stopped briefly in Easton and is said to have stayed at the Bachmann.

At the time, the Bachmann Publick House was a thriving business. Pubs were not only often hotels and places to get refreshment, but were common meeting places to exchange news of the day in the 18th century.

Black, who moved to Easton about eight years ago from New York City, is a former member of the now-defunct  off-Broadway Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre.

Tickets are $50 apiece, and seating is limited. To attend, RSVPs must be received by Saturday, Sept. 7.

Call 610-253-1222 for reservations or more information.

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