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Toliver and Wakeman

  • Dates: August 4, 2023 - August 20, 2023
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Franklin Stage Company
  • Address: 25 Institute St, Franklin, NY 13775
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free-Donation
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Kyle Bass’s intimate new play dramatizes the Civil War experiences of two actual historical characters from two very different (and not so different) backgrounds. Toliver Holmes was a young black man born into slavery in Virginia who escaped to New York, changed his name to avoid capture, and mustered into the Union Army’s 26th Regiment of Colored Troops (NY), later settling in Delhi, NY. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, a young white woman born in Bainbridge, New York, disguised herself as a man and mustered into the Union Army—the 153rd New York State Volunteers—using the alias Lyons Wakeman. A world premiere. With: Drew Wutke – Piano Sean Murphy – Bass Pete Smith – Guitar Dave Berger – Drums “A Palo Seco” is a phrase that refers to a bare-bones style of flamenco music, often consisting of singing or percussion alone. This stripped-down aesthetic has become a central theme in artistic director Rebeca Tomas’ choreography, characterizing her biggest departures from tradition, while also rooting her work in the emotional rawness that lies at the heart of the art of Flamenco. www.apalosecoflamenco.com

Franklin Stage Company
  • 25 Institute St
  • Franklin, NY 13775