Written by two-time Tony and Academy Award-winning book and screenwriter Peter Stone, 1776 is the jubilant celebration of our nation's birth, told with humor, wit, emotion, and song. It's the sweltering summer in Philadelphia, and The Second Continental Congress convenes to discuss, argue about, and vote on declaring independence from the tyranny of Britain. Massachusetts' own John Adams - obnoxious, disliked, compelling, and heroic - must convince his peers to take this bold step using sheer determination and power of persuasion. The events of May 8 through July 4 reflect the clash of Congressional wills within the colonies. As Benjamin Franklin points out, they are "ordinary men trying to get a job done." But the job is far from ordinary. There is a 2:00 PM matinee performance scheduled for both Wednesday, September 13 and Wednesday, October 4.