The 70's: A Bicentennial, Lobby Parties and Almost a Decade of Scrooge!
The year 1976 ushered in America’s Bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It provided a much-needed respite from the bleak years of the Vietnam War, Watergate scandal, and the turbulent cultural upheavals of the previous decade. Patriotic festivals, celebrations, and other observances across the land marked this auspicious occasion during Gerald R. Ford’s presidency. (fordlibrarymuseum.gov) George Bernard Shaw...
and Eugene O'Neil are some of the playwrights who filled that Bicentennial season!
Not only did our nation have a birthday in the 70's, Town Hall had one as well!
It goes to show, even in the 1970's, our lobby was as important as our stage when it came to creating community!
Our archives also remind us that Town Hall Theatre has long been in the business of bringing families together over the holidays to celebrate the spirit of the season! Town Hall produced eight consecutive productions of A Christmas Carol from 1972-1979!
The seasons of the 70's at Town Hall continued to bring a balance of leading roles for both men and women!