by Allison Gregory
directed by Hayley Finn
featuring Remy Auberjonois, Dustin Bronson, Megan Burns, Sun Mee Chomet, Becca Hart, Paul LaNave, Adelin Phelps
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 wait—is 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?