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The American Historical Theatre provides world-class Historical Characters and Interpretations. We provide over 100 characters and a variety of programs, and we tour all 50 states and Europe. To inquire about a character or to book an event, please call us at 215-625-0986 or:


This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

Celebrate the Constitution with 2 Public Performances of

Hamilton and Jefferson: The Great Debate

Hamilton and Jefferson Debate

Are you looking to discover the original intent of the founders? Were they all of one mind? Witness founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton as they debate their opposing interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.

Saturday; September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 a.m.
Independence National Historical Park – Congress Hall
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Thursday: September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Encore Performance at The Hearth at at Drexel
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The Philadelphia Cultural Fund


Support for American Historical Theatre has been made possible in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, enhancing the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents for 20 years.


Upcoming Events

Rosa Parks, Brought to Life by Alex Ford

Thu, Feb 2 10:30 am-11:30 am
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena.”
Ocean County Library, Stafford Branch, 129 Main Street, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
This one hour presentation of Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena,” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and includes a question and answer session. For more information contact Nora C DeRosa at 609-597-1678.

Sun, Feb 5 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience.”
NSDAR, Morristown Chapter, 5 Olyphant Pl. Morristown, NJ 07960
This one hour presentation of “Harriet Beecher Stowe; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Fran Becker (973) 866-6878.

Mon, Feb 6 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience.”
Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenville Road, Warren. NJ 07059
This one hour presentation of Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Dominion of Conscience” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Gwen Chalker (908) 753-9440.

Tue, Feb 7 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Lake Hiawatha Branch, 68 Nokomis Ave, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
This one hour presentation of “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Stephanie Kip (973) 271-5549.

Wed, Feb 8 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library, 606 Delsea Dr, Sewell, NJ 08080, USA
This one hour presentation of “The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jeanne Wachter (856) 589-3334 X 220

Additional Events

rosa quote

Rosa Parks said: “I’d see the bus pass by me every day…but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.”

On December 1, 1955, what did one woman on a Montgomery Alabama Bus do to deserve such accolades and why? What drove her to her actions and what did she hope to achieve? How did this change her life, and the lives of others in the United States? Rosa Parks’ story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Sometimes, we have to take a seat to be heard and knowingly place our personal comfort aside in order to bring about the changes that will help “We the People…” form that “…more Perfect Union” that is our Nation’s promise.