Jefferson, Hamilton to visit library

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The debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over the U.S. Constitution will be dramatized at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, Manalapan, at 2 p.m. April 23.

The American Historical Theatre of Philadelphia, which has created performances for the Smithsonian Institution and the History Channel in addition to many other theaters, will present “The Great Debate,” featuring Steve Edenbo and Eben Kuhns as the two founding fathers embroiled in opposing interpretations of what the Constitution says about states’ rights and national rights, according to a press release.

In this live historical performance, the actors will focus on the two authorities of state and federal governments, as well as the need for compromise and how it played a vital role in the formation of the federal government.

The American Historical Theatre has been providing audiences with an entertaining and educational means of seeing historical interpretations with in-depth knowledge and professional acting ability for many years, according to the press release.

The organization gives viewers an opportunity to see how and why specific events have taken place in the nation’s history.

There is no charge for the presentation and no reservations are necessary. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, visit www.monmouthcountylib.org