Presented by Landless Theatre Company, 1776 dramatizes the days leading up to the signing of our Declaration of Independence, bringing to life founding figures John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and many others. Andrew Baughman will co-direct the production with wife Melissa Baughman (2015 Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Director nominee), and appear in the role of John Adams. The production concept features a core of professional actors with local elected officials and community leaders in the supporting roles.
The current list of special guest performers includes Rick Weldon (former MD Delegate, Vice President of Frederick Chamber of Commerce), Michael O’Connor (Frederick Alderman), Josh Pedersen (Former United Way of Frederick CEO, MD 2-1-1 referral system), Thomas Lynch (Miles and Stockbridge), Shuan Butcher (Coordinator at Brunswick Veterans Day Parade and Board of Contributors at The Frederick News-Post), Russ Hodge (Founder of 3 Roads Communications), and Frederick’s Mayor Randy McClement.
Filling out the cast are regional actors Matt Baughman, Bob Causer, Clay Comer, Robert Herbertson, David Horch, Eric Jones, Laura J. Martin, Lee Merriman, Jaclyn Muir, Ray Shaw, Bill Stitely, and Alex Throne.