We learn about a dramatization of an important part of Baltimore’s history. Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814, a collaborative effort between the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, and National Park Service, is a production of three short plays about the battle that led to the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. The plays are: “Woman of All Work” by Nora Worthington; “Loyalties Tested” by Natalie Pilcher; and “The Common Defense” by Paul Christensen. Our guests are: Nora Worthington, Instructor ofCostume Design at the Baltimore School for the Arts; and Kristin Schenning, Education Director of the Maryland Historical Society who has been involved in the project partnership for the past five years and also works at Fort McHenry.
Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814 is free of charge as part of National Parks Week. It plays at Fort McHenry on Friday, April 25 at 10am; Saturday, April 26 at 2pm; and Wednesday, April 30 at 10am. It plays at the Maryland Historical Society Friday, May 2, at 6pm.