“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”
Who was Alexander Hamilton? We think we know him through Lin Manuel-Miranda widely popular theatrical masterpiece Hamilton. And in many ways we do.
But there's more.
The world-premiere of Hamilton: The Exhibition, opening April 27 in Chicago on Northerly Island, will shed a historic light on the man and his life showcasing the story of "How a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten Spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"
Hamilton: The Exhibition takes visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. From the post in St. Croix where teenager Alexander became an indispensable trader, to the hilltop in Weehawken, NJ where Burr fatally shot Hamilton in their infamous duel, the exhibition seeks to elucidate the powerful experience of building our country and shaping our Democracy.
With Lin-Manuel Miranda as the audio guide, visitors will learn that our Democracy was not inevitable but the result of the hard work of many men and women who took enormous risks to build our country through thought, action and collaboration.
What: Hamilton: The Exhibition
Where: Northerly Island, 1535 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago
When: April 27 through September 8, 2019
Tickets: Tickets go on sale at 10am, today Friday, February 15 on Ticketmaster and HamiltonExhibition. The timed entry tickets are $39.50 for adults, $32.50 for senior/military and $25 for youth ages 4-14. The exhibition is offering free admission to all Chicago Public School students in grades four and higher
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