The American Historical Theatre Presents

George Washington & Benjamin Franklin
A Rising and Setting Sun

       A two character play in two acts (may be cut and performed in one act to accommodate time constraints) featuring George Washington and Benjamin Franklin based on Franklin’s observation at the Constitutional Convention regarding whether or not the sun (our Republic) carved symbolically on the back of Washington’s chair was rising or setting.

       Contains wit, humor, and audience interaction, as the two old friends discuss family problems, politics and past accomplishments. Franklin tries to persuade Washington to stand for a second term. Has a surprise ending followed by a Presidential News Conference that turns the audience into members of the press. William Sommerfield as George Washington and Dean Bennett as Benjamin Franklin have delighted audiences throughout the nation.

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