July 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July from The Bent Quill Players!

Did you know?… Our playwright of the month, Mercy Otis Warren, wrote one of the early historical accounts of the American Revolution. See Mercy’s merciless guilt trip below.

“The inhabitants of America cease to look back with due gratitude and respect on the fortitude and virtue of their ancestors, who, through difficulties almost insurmountable, planted them in a happy soil. But the historian and the philosopher will ever venerate the memory of those pious and independent gentlemen, who, after suffering innumerable impositions, restrictions, and penalties, less for political, than theological opinions, left England, not as adventurers for wealth or fame, but for the quiet enjoyment of religion and liberty.” —History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution by Mercy Otis Warren