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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

Wed, Sep 28 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy”
Bound Book Library, 402 E High St. Bound Brook, NJ 08805
A one hour presentation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “An Arsenal for Democracy” with a question and answer session, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. For more information contact Marcela Dunham (908) 754-5554 X64

Wed, Sep 28 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena”
Waldwick Public Library, 19 East Prospect Street, Waldwick, NJ, United States
A one hour presentation of Theodore Roosevelt: “An American in the Arena” with a question and answer session, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lori-Ann Quinn (201) 652-5104

Thu, Sep 29 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Hamilton vs. Jefferson the Great Debate
The Hearth at Drexel, 238 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, USA
Hamilton and Jefferson will engage in a public debate over the issues of our Nation’s Founding legislation. This will be followed by a question & answer as well as a meet & greet reception. Free event open to the public. For more information visit http://www.thehearthatdrexel.org/the-hearth-at-drexel-events Phone: 610-664-5967

Sat, Oct 1 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt: “American in the Arena”
Somerset County Library System, Manville Branch, 100 S 10th Ave, Manville New Jersey
This is a one hour program of Theodore Roosevelt: “An American in the Arena” with a question and answer session. It is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Marcela Dunham (908) 754-5554 X64

Sat, Oct 1 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Hamilton vs. Jefferson in Bridgeton, NJ
Cumberland County Library, 800 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Conflict and Constitution Alexander Hamilton (Eben Kuhns) and Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) will engage in a public debate over the issues of our Nation’s Founding legislation. This will be followed by a question & answer as well as a meet & greet reception. Free event open to the public. For more information call 856-453-2210

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.