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July 18, 2011

This Summer Young Interpreters Join Revolutionary City Cast

New scenes in Colonial Williamsburg’s dramatic outdoor street theater, Revolutionary City, portray young people and their role on the eve of the American Revolution in the 18th-century capital of Virginia.

“For Love of My Country” examines the tough decisions young men faced in the summer of 1776. Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 11 a.m. through Sept. 4, guests can witness the challenges and obstacles these young people endured. Going to war meant leaving families who depend upon them for support and sustenance. At the same time, a British army of 30,000 troops has invaded the city of New York and prepares to campaign against General Washington and his ragtag Continental forces.

“Swordplay, a Lesson from the Fencing Master” – presented Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:15 a.m. through Sept. 3 – tells the story of a young officer from the new Virginia Regiment seeking instructions from a renowned fencing master with a noteworthy military career. The lesson to be learned may involve more than skills at swordsmanship.

The entire presentation of Revolutionary City is played daily in the Historic Area near the Capitol from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor pass is required for access.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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 website at

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Jim Bradley
(757) 220-7281