A.D. Players presents Metzler New Works Festival
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The Metzler New Works Festival celebrates the development of new plays and musicals which explore the intersection of faith and storytelling in new and exciting ways.
Schedule of events
- May 22: The Burn Vote - The musical tells the story of the final vote cast by Harry Burn, youngest legislator ever in the history of Nashville, Tennessee, that pushed the 19th amendment to ratification, giving women the right to vote. The story focuses on Harry and his mother, Febb, who's now famous letter to Harry that changed his vote from against to for suffrage.
- May 23: Beasts and Cakes - Bought in 1761 to be a housekeeping slave at the Wheatley home, the African child, Phillis, soon demonstrates her talent for words and a gift for poetry. Her notoriety increases. Her owners, Susanna and her own daughter, Mary, chafe as the slave seems to upend the usual servant and master roles, especially when the threat of the American Revolution advances to their Boston front door. As Phillis Wheatley gains international recognition of her work, and as she grows more independent in an increasingly violent world, she confronts the general of the continental armies, George Washington, who himself wrestles with the notion of freedom.
- May 24: Code Feet - With tap shoes in tow, Canyon must mine the memories of her infamous grandfather and his fancy feet before his dementia buries the truth six feet under.