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Raising a Revolutionary: Understanding Alexander Hamilton
  • Raising a Revolutionary (Lecture & Performance)
    $40.00
     
    This summer the Davenport House Museum/Historic Savannah Foundation welcomes performers Eva Dorrepaal (actress) and Jimmy Napoli (lecturer/historian) for a series of lectures with accompanying performance of Raising a Revolutionary. Each Tuesday evening in July and August at 6:30 p.m., Napoli will present a discussion on a specific period* in the life of the American patriot followed by a presentation of Dorrepaal’s new one-woman show on Rachael Faucett, the mother of Alexander Hamilton.
     
    Dates:  Tuesdays – July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time:  6:30 to 8 p.m. [Lecture at 6:30 p.m.; Performance at 7:15 p.m.]

    RAISING A REVOLUTIONARY
    With a criminal record and a vengeful ex-husband, Rachael Faucett attempts to keep food on the table and prepare her son - Alexander Hamilton - for the harsh realities of the 18th century Danish West Indies.
    An original play written and performed by Eva Dorrepaal.  Inspired by new historical evidence introduced by Michael Newton in his book “Discovering Hamilton” Costume by Wasima Hussain.
     
    Actor:
    Eva Dorrepaal has appeared in more than 40 independent films that have been screened in more than 50 film festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, and Sundance. She authored and performed three solo shows and had numerous appearances in European TV programs. After studying acting and directing in the Netherlands, she was invited to travel to former Yugoslavia, to perform and live with the renowned KPGT theater group during the Serbo-Croatian war. She has played leading roles in almost all of Edwin Brienen's feature films, which have been
    shot in Amsterdam and Berlin. In the late 1990's, Eva moved to New York, where she continues to make films with filmmakers
    such as Jonathan Caouette, Jorge Torres-Torres, Onur Tukel and others. She has written three theater plays; Mata Hari, Almost Mata Hari - Lovers, Letters and Killers and Raising a Revolutionary. evadorrepaal.com

    Lectures:
    July 6/ August 3:
    THE PERFECT STORM:  The Childhood of Alexander Hamilton.

    July 13/ August 10:
    THE LITTLE LION ROARS:  Hamilton and the Revolution.

    July 20/ August 17
    THE FEDERALIST PERIOD. Building a new nation.

    July 27/ August 24:
    DESTINED TO DUEL:  Hamilton and Burr.
    PLEASE INDICATE THE INTENDED DATE OF YOUR VISIT UPON CHECKOUT.
    Contact the Davenport House with any questions regarding ticketing and ticket packages at 912-236-8097
    Price: $40.00
     
  • Raising a Revolutionary (Lecture ONLY)
    $20.00

    This summer the Davenport House Museum/Historic Savannah Foundation welcomes performers Eva Dorrepaal (actress) and Jimmy Napoli (lecturer/historian) for a series of lectures with accompanying performance of Raising a Revolutionary. Each Tuesday evening in July and August at 6:30 p.m., Napoli will present a discussion on a specific period* in the life of the American patriot.
     
    Dates:  Tuesdays – July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time:  6:30 p.m. (35 minute lecture)

    Lectures:
     
    July 6/ August 3:
     
    THE PERFECT STORM:  The Childhood of Alexander Hamilton. 
     
    Born an illegitimate child on a small island in the West Indies, Alexander Hamilton's tragic youth shaped his character, instilling in him a sense of honor, justice, and an unrelenting drive to create his legacy.

    This lecture explores the early influences that would propel him across the Caribbean Sea to the New World and place him in the center of the American Revolution.
     
    July 13/ August 10:
     
    THE LITTLE LION ROARS:  Hamilton and the Revolution.
     
    This lecture follows Alexander Hamilton's military years during the American Revolution, and his close professional and personal relationship to George Washington.

    Rising from the Captain of an artillery company to the right hand of General Washington, Alexander Hamilton's military career in the Continental Army is a miraculous journey of brilliance, fortitude, and courage unparalleled in the annals of American history.
     
     
    July 20/ August 17
     
    THE FEDERALIST PERIOD. Building a New Nation.
     
    In order to create a more perfect union, our nation's founders took the best ideas of ancient Greece and Rome, modern Europe and the Five Nations of Native Americans and blended them together to unite 13 separate countries into one.

    We will discuss Alexander Hamilton's role as a delegate to the Continental Convention and the main author of the Federalist Papers, securing his role as the single greatest supporter of the U.S. Constitution. He would soon discover that the only task more difficult than creating a Republic would be to keep one.
     
     
    July 27/ August 24:
     
    DESTINED TO DUEL:  Hamilton and Burr.
     
    This lecture examines the psychological state of Hamilton and Burr from childhood to Revolutionaries and will discuss the interactions between these two brilliant politicians as they struggle to leave a lasting mark in the new republic.

    Discover how these two remarkable Founders of America — through blood, honor, and political ambition — came to the dramatic conclusion that they must defend with their lives that which they supported with their pens.
     
    Lecturer:
    Jimmy Napoli has been a licensed N.Y.C. tour guide since 1996, specializing in the American Revolution, the creation of the Federal Government of the United States of America, the abolition movement and women's suffrage. In 2007, Jimmy appeared in the PBS documentary “The American Experience: Alexander Hamilton” written and directed by Middlemarch Films.
    Napoli was published in 2012 in a re-edition of the classic biography "George Washington: The Indispensable Man" by James Thomas Flexner, writing the additional essays and providing historical consultation on this Sterling Publishing signature edition. He is also a frequent lecturer at Morris-Jumel Mansion, George Washington's 1776 headquarters in Harlem, where he speaks about the lives and legacies of America's Founding Fathers. Currently, Jimmy is writing a book about 1790, centering around the second session of the United States Congress, held at Federal Hall on Wall Street. hamiltonsnewyork.com
     
    The One-Woman Play - RAISING A REVOLUTIONARY – will follow each lecture.
    [35 minute performance]
     
    With a criminal record and a vengeful ex-husband, Rachael Faucett attempts to keep food on the table and prepare her son - Alexander Hamilton - for the harsh realities of the 18th century Danish West Indies.
    An original play written and performed by Eva Dorrepaal.  Inspired by new historical evidence introduced by Michael Newton in his book “Discovering Hamilton” Costume by Wasima Hussain.
     
    If you pay for one lecture and performance of Raising a Revolutionary and you then attend an additional lecture(s), you may stay for the following performance  complimentary.
     
    PLEASE INDICATE THE INTENDED DATE OF YOUR VISIT UPON CHECKOUT.
    Contact the Davenport House with any questions regarding ticketing and ticket packages at 912-236-8097
    Price: $20.00