Trivia with prizes!
Chicago cast features: Marissa Ford, Shannon Hill, Robert Isaac, Ian Muentener, Kristin Morris, Ben Schlotfelt, Julia Stemper, Dan Wenzel Jr. and Theo Zucker
directed by Quinton Sledge
Carbondale cast features: Sydney Ambos, Tariq Brown, Da'Veon Burtin, Tiffany Danielle, Susan Harrocks, Joey Johnson, Alexsia Patton, Julia Stemper and others
directed by Kit Ryan
The Gadsden Flag was designed in 1775 and used by the Continental Marines during the Revolutionary War. The use of the snake in the design is due largely to Benjamin Franklin's "join or die" cartoon and an essay he published in the Pennsylvania Journal.
I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shown and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal: Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of stepping on her. Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?
By 1778 the rattlesnake symbol was officially adopted by the Continental Congress.
The Globe Pub
Wednesday, Aug 17, 7:00 PM
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Longbranch Bakery & Cafe
Monday, Oct 29, 6:30 PM
100 East Jackson Street
*This event is Free for everyone, we will be passing the hat at the end to help offset costs of the event and continue our fundraising efforts for 2017 Tour. While we will be asking for your help, remember even if you can't afford to contribute we want to make sure you include us in your plans and never let your finances keep you from playing with us!