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1619

In the early dawn of August 20, 1619, a wounded ship limped through the mist into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Its mission was dark and shrouded in political espionage.  It was an English ship flying under a Dutch flag and carrying a letter of marque from the Protestant Dutch Prince Maurice – a license to legally pirate Spanish or Portuguese ships.  The pirate was English Captain John Collin Jope and the ship was The White Lion.

As The White Lion’s hull cut silently through the morning water, they passed, unceremoniously, by Cape Henry, the site where Christopher Newport had led his Virginia Company crew ashore for the “First Landing”.  And now, just 12 years later, another “First Landing” was about to take place; one marked with pain and triumph.  And one that would forever change the face of this still-infant nation. 

1619 tells the compelling story of the native Africans who first set foot on American soil.  It is a story of lives and cultures interrupted – and destinies grafted together.  Told through riveting live performance, dramatic video, and a powerful musical score, 1619 is a story that 400 years later must be told.

Event Date: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

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