YOUR HOME RUN KING OF SAVINGS Fauquier Community Theatre Proudly Presents the Historical Musical 1776 Hear ye! Hear ye! The Olde Towne Crier exclaims, “It is only 58 years and 10 months ‘til the long-awaited Tricentennial of the founding of our new nation—the United States of America!” (Though some of us are still recovering from the Bicentennial celebrations!) GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY. he ve T LS! Lo We TIONA !!! NA o Nats G (Located in Trading Square) Dave Stinson Sr. 703-754-3555 6446 Trading Sq Haymarket dstinson@geico.com Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or in all GEICO companies. See geico.com for more details. GEICO and Affiliates. Washington DC 20076. GEICO Gecko image © 1999-2017. © 2017 GEICO. Over 200 years ago in 1776, our founding forefathers penned (or should I say “quilled”) the Declaration of Independence, publicly proclaiming America as a free and independent country, no longer under the reins, the auspices, or the tyrannical rule of Great Britain. Of course, we had to fight a little war known as the American Revolution to secure that independence completely, but the goal of America self-governing most likely would never have been actualized if it had not been for the 2nd Continental Congress and a certain document written by none other than Virginia’s favorite son, Thomas Jefferson himself—the Declaration of Independence! All ye citizens of Fauquier County, Virginia, and its surrounds should hitch your horse up to your buggy and bring the entire family out to see the educational, entertaining, and very moving musical 1776! As Paul Revere well knows, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” So you should, too—before all the good seats are sold out! Sitting in the Congress in Philadelphia from May through July of 1776, one cannot help but be amazed! Who knew that it could get this stinkin’ hot or that there would be this many flies? And why does Congress not have its own privy, for Providence’s sake? But once one gets past all that, the real amazement is looking around and seeing the most patriotic group of men ever to be assembled anywhere. Over there is John Adams (sitting by himself because he is obnoxious and Ben Franklin played by Scott Heine. Photo credit Nikki Loope We Also Repair & Refinish: • Kitchen Countertops • Sinks & Vanities • Tile Floors & Walls • Fiberglass Tubs & Showers disliked). On the other side of the room, that is Benjamin Franklin with his foot propped up; he claims it is because of the gout, but personally I think he injured it trying to escape quickly from a spurned female companion! Near Franklin, one can see the tall, copper-haired presence of Thomas Jefferson, who for some reason that I cannot quite figure out is “burning” to get home to his new bride. I also spy John Dickinson from Pennsylvania, Richard Henry Lee from Virginia, Edward Rutledge from South Carolina, and the Congressional President John Hancock up there practicing his signature. In total, all 13 original colonies are well-represented. But do not take my word for it. Come see for yourself. Ye will be glad that ye did. Fauquier Community Theatre’s (FCT) production of 1776 (book by Peter Stone; music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards), directed by Walter Loope, musically directed by Jacob Lash, and produced by Dawn Fansler, features the talents of Chris Gray, Scott Heine, and Kai Sutherland, among many others. It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. from October 6 through October 22, 2017, at the FCT Playhouse, located at 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, Virginia 20187. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors (60+) and students (4 to 18). For more information, please call (540) 349-8760 or visit the theatre website at http://fctstage.org. —Charles (Chuck) DeLong $45 OFF Limit one coupon per project. Must present coupon at time of estimate only. Valid only at participating locations.. locations. Expires 10/31/2017. Complete Shower Refinishing Call for a FREE Estimate! MiracleMethod.com See our work at “Yesterday, my shower was ugly. Today, it’s beautiful!” Visit our Showroom 8128 Flannery Ct., Manassas Next to Merrifield Garden Center 703-774-3100 Each Miracle Method franchise independently owned and operated. To advertise: 30 Discover Fauquier ■ October 2017 540-349-8060 www.discoverypubs.com