The Loyals

Ruth Easton New Play Series 2018-2019 - Playwright Allison Gregory
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Allison Gregory

The Loyals

by Allison Gregory
directed by Hayley Finn

presented as part of the National New Play Network Virtual Annual Conference

Meet Peggy Shipman: young, bright, socially prominent, politically ambivalent.

At eighteen she becomes Mrs. Benedict Arnold. But waitis she a knowing partner in her infamous husband’s treason? Is she playing a conniving role in his outrageous attempt to destroy a country fighting for its independence? Or is she a naïve spouse, betrayed along with George Washington and the rest of America? And how does she get her hair so high?

A comedy about treason, The Loyals is a gripping look at patriotism during the American Revolution. These are complicated times, those were complicated times; if history is the lens through which we view the present, should we be worried yet?