RETURNS TO THE BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM WITH SHOWS VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND 2016
One-Hour Performances Bring to Life Historic Love between John & Abigail Adams (Married 54 Years!)
on Fri., February 13 and Sat., February 14, 2016
BOSTON (January 29, 2016) – Timed to Valentine’s Day, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, which tells the story of “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution,” is celebrating historic love with Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams, an hour-long theatrical performance bringing to life the intimate correspondence of enduring letters between America’s second President John Adams and his wife Abigail, who were born and raised in Massachusetts and whose homestead was (and still stands today) in Quincy, Mass. These letters are bubbling with charm, intelligence and passion and are packed with evocative details that bring the audience into the epicenter of American revolutionary life. Their correspondence offers a refreshing tribute to a remarkable marriage and a reminder of the power of, and intimacy in, old-fashioned correspondence.
Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams
Revolutionary love! What was love like during Colonial America? The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond. These intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Their iconic personalities come to life as talented Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum actors Josiah George (who happens to live in Quincy, Mass. as the Adams’ had in the 18th century) as John Adams, and Somerville, Mass. resident Kelly Horan Galante as Abigail Adams perform a reading of a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.
DATES: FRI., FEBRUARY 12, 2016
SAT., FEBRUARY 13, 2016
TIMES: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
PRICE*: $35/TICKET or $50/COUPLE
LOCATION: ABIGAIL’S TEA ROOM at the BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM
306 CONGRESS ST. on the CONGRESS ST. BRIDGE
*A ticket include one (1) glass of champagne, sparkling cider, wine or beer per person, unlimited freshly-brewed tea and selection of fruit and cheeses. Additional glasses of champagne, sparkling cider, wine or beer are available for purchase.
The performances will be taking place in Abigail’s Tea Room (named after Abigail Adams) located in the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum overlooking the Fort Point Channel. The Museum and Abigail’s Tea Room is situated over the same body of water where the Boston Tea Party took place 242 years ago!
Advance ticket purchase is recommended (these performances sell-out). Tickets for Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams can be secured by calling the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum at 1-617-338-1773 or can be purchased at the museum’s ticket booths located at 306 Congress St. on the Congress Street Bridge in Fort Point Channel.
Discounted parking, with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket validation, is available at the Farnsworth Street Garage (17 Farnsworth St.) or the Stillings Street Garage (11 Stillings St.) in Fort Point Channel.
ABOUT BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM:
The Boston Tea Party, “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution,” occurred the night of Dec. 16, 1773. With the grand opening in June 2012, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, owned and operated by Historic Tours of America, is dedicated to accurately reliving and representing a key time in history (1773 to 1775). Through actors, tea throwing reenactments, high-tech interactive exhibits, authentic replica ships: the Beaver and the Eleanor and an award-winning multisensory film, Let it Begin Here. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is open 7 day/week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Summer/Spring) and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Fall/Winter). Tours run every 30 minutes in the fall/winter and every 15 minutes in the spring/summer and last 1 hr. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum was voted ‘Best New Museum’ by Yankee magazine in the ‘2012 Best of New England Issue’ and ‘Best of the New 2012’ by Boston Globe Magazine. To learn more visit http://www.bostonteapartyship.com or call 1-855-(TEA)-1773. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is located at 306 Congress St. on the Congress St. Bridge, Boston, MA 02210