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What A Rousing Success Saturday Night Was!

Playing the role of Groton’s last enslaved person at "Patriots Paths."

To The Editor,

  This was the response from the author of the Paths to the Patriots Groton script that was presented at the Old Meeting House (First Parish) on Saturday evening. I can’t think of any higher praise than this from Mary Fuhrer:

  What a rousing success Saturday night was! Your performers were superb - they really were a model of what other towns should strive for. They managed that tangled 18th century verbiage with aplomb, investing their lines with meaning, emotion, pathos, and even humor. I was thrilled with how much they had taken to heart the advice to internalize their lines and really perform them, rather than just read them. The young people were magnificent, and having them involved in the presentation added so much. When the characters gave their ending summary of how the war and post-war period played out for them, I was near tears (and I already knew who lost a son, who ended up imprisoned for debt, who found liberty to be far from liberating, who thrived in the new nation, etc.) I do hope you will communicate to all the performers - from your excellent narrator/town meeting moderator to the Middlesex Volunteers -- what a coup this was!

  Kudos all around to an excellent program! Mary Fuhrer

  GHC was so pleased to be part of this collaboration with the Old Groton Meeting House Preservation Fund Board and especially Freedom’s Way. Please check out their web site—they do great stuff for all their combined community members:

Bobbie Spiegelman

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