The Money Man, Alexander Hamilton
Date(s) - 10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015
Stage 3 Theater
The Money Man plays for one weekend only, Saturday October 24 at 7pm and Sunday October 25 at 2pm. Tickets for the performance are $15.00. Tuolumne County teachers and middle and high school students are free with reservations. For more information or reservations visit Stage3.org or call 209.536.1778.
Alexander Hamilton will soon be replaced as the face of the ten dollar bill. But before that happens, we should learn a thing or two about George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury. Duende drama, This ‘n That Films, and Stage 3 have come together to premiere local playwright Rick Foster’s production to teach about Alexander Hamilton. It’s one weekend only, don’t miss it!
The Money Man, by local award winning playwright Rick Foster, will premiere at Stage 3 Theatre Company. A collaboration between Duende: Drama & Literature, This ‘n That Films and Stage 3, The Money Man will star storied local actor Tom Maguire as Alexander Hamilton in his final hours before his duel with Aaron Burr.
The Money Man is the story of an impoverished immigrant bastard who shows up in the American Colonies just before the Revolution, becomes Washington’s chief aide and protégé, fights heroically, is a chief author of our Constitution and, as First Secretary of the Treasury, the architect of our monetary system. He was devoutly hated by the leaders of the slave states, especially Jefferson and Madison. He gains great prestige among the progressive class, such as it was at the time, yet never completely outruns his outsider origins. When he concluded that his former friend, Aaron Burr, is a man without principles he unwisely says things in public that, under the Code of the Duel, allow Burr to challenge him. Through a series of events that bewilder him, he winds up accepting the challenge.