In 36 hours he would be dead, from a bullet fired by Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr.
But on this early morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton is very much alive as he reflects on his role in the birth of the new United States, his role as a father, his political opponent Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and life itself.
This one act play, written by Rick Foster, stars Thomas F. Maguire as Alexander Hamilton. The play is set in the hours just before Hamilton’s duel with Burr.
Beautifully filmed in front of a real audience during a live performance, the play leaps from the screen as multiple camera angles allow you to experience the story as though you are actually in the theater.
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At 4:00 am on July 11, 1804, some friends have gathered in Alexander Hamilton’s office in lower Manhattan. He knows that he may be killed in the duel that he has agreed to fight with Aaron Burr later in the morning. There are things he has to tell his friends, things he has kept to himself for the thirty years he has been in America.
Duration: 44 minutes
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