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  • February 14, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Timed to Valentine's Day, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, which tells the story of "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution," is celebrating historic love with Unfeigned Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams, an hour-long performance bringing to life the intimate correspondence of enduring letters between America's second President John Adams and his wife Abigail.  These letters are bubbling with charm, intelligence and passion and are packed with evocative details that bring the audience into the epicenter of American revolutionary life.  Their correspondence offers a refreshing tribute to a remarkable marriage and a reminder of the power of, and intimacy in, old-fashioned correspondence.

Unfeigned Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams
What was love like during Colonial America?  The enduring letters of John and Abigail Adams provide an insightful picture of 18th-century American life in the Boston area and beyond.  These  intimate letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between them that lasted 54 years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies.  Their iconic personalities come to life as talented actors from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum cast perform a reading of a selection of letters and reveal, in the words of John and Abigail Adams, their teasing humor and their undying love and respect for each other.

Dates/Times:     Friday, Feb. 14 AND Saturday, Feb. 15 - Evening Performance - 

                    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. -  Performance from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m


                            Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 - Matinee Performance - 

            Doors open at 4:00 p.m. -  Performance from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Price*:                 $35/ticket or $50/couple

Location:           Abigail's Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

*Tickets include one (1) glass of champagne, sparkling cider, wine or beer per person, unlimited freshly-brewed tea and selection of fruit and cheeses.  Additional glasses of champagne, sparkling cider, wine or beer can be purchased. The performances will be taking place in Abigail's Tea Room (named after Abigail Adams) located in the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.  The Museum is situated over the same body of water where the Boston Tea Party took place 240 years ago.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets for Unfeigned Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams can be secured by calling the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum at 1-617-338-1773 or can be purchased at the museum's ticket booths located at 306 Congress St. on the Congress Street Bridge in Fort Point Channel.

Discounted parking, with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket validation, is available at the Farnsworth Street Garage (17 Farnsworth St.) or the Stillings Street Garage (11 Stillings St.) in Fort Point Channel.

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