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Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson Roll Through Main Street

Hear ye, hear ye, the Delegates from Asolo Rep's "1776" have arrived.

Main Street Sarasota may be more familiar with Sam Adams, but Thursday afternoon John Adams made his presence known downtown.

John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson made their way through Main Street Thursday afternoon by horse-drawn carriage to promote the Asolo Repertory Theatre's production of "1776" directed by Tony Award-winning Frank Galati.

The play runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22 with previews Nov. 13-15. Tickets cost:

  • Previews range from $26-$45
  • Opening Night ranges from $35-$75
  • Tues/Weds range is $31-$69
  • Thurs-Sat eve shows go for $34-$73
  • Matinees are $29-$66

The musical history play follows the creation of our nation through powerful drama and comedy.

The delegates, as they were called, were led by horses Beth and Jackie thanks to carriage driver Peggy Creadon of Sunshine Carriages of Sarasota.

Franklin is portrayd by Andrew Boyer; Jefferson by Brandon Dahlquist and Adams by Bernie Yvon.

Also in the delegates posse included:

  • Colonial Herald Jacob Cooper
  • Town Crier Alex Suczewski
  • Town Crier Austen Anderson 
  • Carriage Guard Bill Still
  • Horse Handle Centry Scarborough

Visit Patch next week for an in-depth preview of "1776."

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