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March 8, 2010

“Revolutionary City” book published for premiere of season five

Colonial Williamsburg has published a new book based on its popular Revolutionary City street theater program. The 96-page book features a narrative by Philip Kopper adapted from original scripts for the program. Colonial Williamsburg photographer Dave Doody captured Revolutionary City scenes and characters for the book.

In addition to excerpts from the actual scripts, the book includes an epilogue describing the fates of the main characters after 1781 and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the program. Readers learn it was not only the famous who made sacrifices and choices in the founding of America – and that participation in the ongoing experiment of our republic requires all citizens to be part of America’s story.

The book was published with generous financial support from longtime friends of Colonial Williamsburg Theresa and Michael Motes of Marietta, Ga. It is available for $12.95 from WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers in Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center, 101-A Visitor Center Drive, by phone at 1-800-446-9240, from and other Colonial Williamsburg retail stores.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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