Photo Courtesy History At Play/Vincent Morreale Photography

History at Play Tea

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon travelling back in time to support our Scholarships which are awarded to exemplary Seniors of Wilton and Ridgefield who display high academic achievement, citizenship, patriotism and historic preservation. Husbands, significant others, guests are warmly welcomed. 

Judith Kalaora will present Deborah Sampson "A Revolution of her Own"


Redding Country Club

109 Lonetown Rd

Redding , CT 06896

Tickets are $60/person. Limit 120. Club AttireThere will be $5 tickets for a raffle of wonderful baskets and a silent auction for a New York Experience and other wonderful items.

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE of A REVOLUTION OF HER OWN!™  features History At Play’s Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora in an immersive solo performance as Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to enlist, to fight, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. This hour-long program chronicles her life: An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class citizens. Without the ability to vote or to own property, Deborah knew her options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life. Experience Deborah Sampson's arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah's passion will take you back in time! Program includes simulated violence. Viewer discretion advised. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.