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The National Colonial Farm Museum Theater Program Presents “That’s Entertainment: The Po

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2012

2012 Museum Theater interns (from left to right); Jeremy Hunter, Kelsey Jonas, Alyshia Bradley, and Alex Laclair.

Step into the world of 18th century entertainment at the National Colonial Farm and experience election-year politicking “colonial style” in “That’s Entertainment: The Politics of Mirth,” an interactive museum theater event at Piscataway Park on July 28 and 29. The year is 1774  and Josias Bealle is doing what all good political candidates do–sponsoring a barbeque. Visitors will experience a variety of colonial diversions, from games of chance to quarter horse racing (weather dependent), a uniquely American invention with deep roots in Prince George’s county. Festivities begin at 4 pm each day. Visitors will be free to enjoy the many diversions at their leisure and indulge in delicious barbeque fare (from Famous Dave’s BBQ). Then at 6:15 everyone will gather in front of the farm’s historic Tobacco Barn for a performance of “Primed for Revolution,” a delightful one-act play on 18th century theater, revolution, and American politics. Tickets for the event are $10, with an additional charge for food, and can be purchased in advance at online at

This event is presented as part of the Accokeek Foundation’s innovative Museum Theater Internship Program, which each year provides intensive training in living history and museum theater to a few talented actors from colleges in the region. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park on the Potomac River, directly across from George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Media Contact: Anjela Barnes, Communications Manager 301-283-2113 ext 34

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