Hamilton Comes to Compass this Wednesday!

A historical star will be at Compass this Wednesday! You don’t have to go all the way to Broadway to see Hamilton. Meet Alexander Hamilton in the American History Alive program!

Hamilton is portrayed by Ian Rose of Philadelphia. Mr. Rose has been portraying Alexander Hamilton for ten years and interpreting other historical figures since 1994. Ian’s appearances as Hamilton have taken him to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the State Department, the Newseum, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., The National Constitution Center, Valley Forge, and dozens of other educational and historical sites. Ian has appeared as General Hamilton in the television documentaries “Faith and the Founding Fathers”, “Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton”, “First Freedom”, and “Fractured Union” for Mount Vernon. He is also a veteran of television commercials, off-Broadway shows and Shakespeare festivals. Ian is a certified fight director and instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors of Canada.

What is American History Alive?

The American History Alive! series is a one-of-a-kind, weekly rendez-vous with key figures in American History. These characters are brought to life for students though engaging presentations by professional, costumed, living history interpreters. Students will connect faces, personalities, humor, and fun facts with influential characters in America’s history!

What is Living History?

Living history interpreters are the professionals employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. They have typically studied their historical character for years and tell their stories and contributions in a compelling first-person narrative. Presentations are conversational in style, often involve the audience, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actors answer 21st century questions in character with period replies!

Who Else is Coming to Compass?

Meet important Americans of the early 1800s:

  • 11/1/17: Sacegewea
  • 11/8/17: Rosalie Calvert of Riversdale
  • 11/15/17: President John Tyler
  • 11/29/17: Francis Scott Key
  • 12/6/17: Frederick Douglass
  • 12/13/17: Dolley Madison

Register for American History Alive! and all other Compass classes online! Sign  up for the full series of 7 presentations or register for one-day passes. One day passes are $18.00 when paid for in person or online in advance or $20.00 at the door on the day of the performance. American History Alive meets each Wednesday at 12:00 pm.