Are you looking for something to do after the parade passes by, the burgers are flipped, and you've had your fill of potato salad and hot dogs on the Fourth? Then head to the lawn of the Beale House, 181 Adams Street in Quincy, MA, to see a dramatization about the long, sometimes warm and sometimes strained, relationship between Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The three-person play is sponsored by the National Park Services. The roles of Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson will again be played by actors from Colonial Williamsburg. The two hour play with its simple staging is a fascinating look into the fifty year friendship between these two great men.
The play begins at 7:00 and admission in free. There is ample street parking. I attended last year's performance and will be there again this year as I can think of no better way to celebrate our country's birthday. If you go, you might want to bring a jacket and bug spray. I'll see you there!