by Robert Knuckle
Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1*, 6, 7, 8*, 2012
Directed by: Willard Boudreau
While the structure is fictional, the facts are historically accurate. The audience is invited to witness a courtroom drama that simulates a public inquiry into the War of 1812. Opposing counsel examine witnesses including President Madison, Chief Tecumseh, and Generals Brock, Sheaffe, Hull and Harrison. Politicians, soldiers, and civilians report on key battles, and the causes and outcomes of the war. The drama builds as exchanges become increasingly heated.