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William Nicoson is the author of The Last Moralist, A Jester at the Stone Banquet, I'm Not Bill Clinton, Counsellor Adams,and a revisionist trilogy recounting the return of Greek heroes from the Trojan War:Return to Clytemnestra, Helen of Sparta,and Death at Delphi. He has acted in summer stock, community television, and theater and academic productions. He has also directed, served as theater critic for three local newspapers, and evaluated productions in Washington, D.C. for Helen Hayes Awards. Mr. Nicoson is a graduate of Harvard Law School, an honors graduate of Princeton University, where he won the Class of 1883 Prize in English Composition and the Francis Biddle Essay Prize, and a cum laude graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. He spent an undergraduate year at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, where he studied acting with the regisseur of the Comedie Francaise.
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Boston, 1768. John Adams is a young lawyer newly arrived in town; together he and his wife Abigail seek to contain the growing violence of the patriot rebellion against British oppression -- and to contain scandal in the backstairs romance between John's clerk and Abigail's maid. Adams represents the high-living John Hancock, whose sloop Liberty has been confiscated by the British, only to infuriate Hancock two years later after the Boston Massacre, by representing the British regiment charged with murder for firing on a riotous patriot mob. With clarity and wit, Counsellor Adamsbreathes life into the people, times, and upheavals leading to the American Revolution.
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110-130 min Dramatic comedy
Male: 5  Female: 2  Other: 5 males, 2 females (6-7 actors possible: 4-5 males, exactly 2 females)
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