Summer performances of The Parsons’ Cause set
The Parsons’ Cause Foundation, Inc. is pleased to present its Summer 2014 program of free performances at the Historic Hanover Courthouse.
All performances begin at 11 a.m. at the Historic Hanover Courthouse, Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. Each performance runs about 45 minutes. Performances are free and open to the public. Donations are, however, gladly accepted. Groups of 10 or more should call (804) 837-4900 to make reservations to attend a performance.
For individuals or groups of less than 10, no advance reservations are required. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the date of the show. The number of tickets distributed will be limited to the legal capacity of the courthouse.
The Parsons’ Cause – Prelude to Revolution
On December 1, 1763, a country lawyer from Hanover stepped from obscurity into the forefront of legal and political circles in Virginia. His name was Patrick Henry. The event that shaped his destiny was the trial of The Parsons’ Cause. Henry challenged the two most potent entities of colonial Virginia—the King and the clergy. The case proved to be one of the opening salvos of the revolution, and started Henry on the path of becoming the “Voice of the Revolution.” Performances on June 21 and Aug. 23.
George Washington – My Life, the Revolution and Hanover County
The Father of our Country reflects on his life, the battles and turning points of the revolution, his connection to Hanover County, and the importance of leadership. Performance on June 28.