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Rosetta – Story of a Soldier

February 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$21

“Rosetta—Story of a Soldier” is a folk rock/Americana musical Inspired by the incredible true story of Civil War soldier Lyons Wakeman. Private Wakeman, however, was not what “he” seemed to be. The five-foot tall soldier’s true identity was a young farm girl from New York state named Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, fighting for two years as a woman in the guise of a man. Wakeman was not alone in her determination, pride and commitment to “drill just as well as any man” in her regiment. Hundreds of women, from both North and South, disguised themselves as men to enlist, serving in constant secrecy, fearful of revealing their true identities. Rosetta’s rare collection of letters offers a firsthand look at the courageous character of a woman defying convention.

This exclusive concert of the drama’s score, created by Portland actress/singer/songwriter Jenn Grinels, features powerful melodies, tight harmonies, and beautiful yet heartbreaking experiences of a young person searching for belonging in an uncompromising world.

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Date:
February 29
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$21
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/rosetta-story-of-a-soldier

Venue

The Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Phone
541.317.0700
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Tower Theatre

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