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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, Sep 1 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library, 606 Delsea Dr, Sewell, NJ 08080, USA
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jeanne Watcher (856) 589-3334.

Mon, Sep 12 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Montville Senior House, 356 Main Rd Montville, NJ 07045
Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kathy Fisher (973) 394 0554

Wed, Sep 14 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington St, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553, USA
A one hour presentation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy” followed by a question and answer session. This presentation is free and open to the public and sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Marcela Dunham at (908) 754-5554 X64

Sat, Sep 17 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Hamilton vs. Jefferson in Philadelphia
Congress Hall, Independence NHP, 5th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
The Great Debate: Conflict and Constitution Alexander Hamilton (Eben Kuhns) and Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) Contact Independence National Historical Park for more information. https://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm

Mon, Sep 26 7:45 pm-8:45 pm
Annie Oakley: “Aim for A High Mark”
The College Club of Fanwood – Scotch Plains, Fanwood, NJ 07023
Annie Oakley: “Aim for A High Mark” sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ellen Harrison (908) 591-2265

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.