“Crickets on a Hill”, historical musical
June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5 - $12
An original historical musical performed by the Court House Players, celebrating the Battle of Cricket Hill, off the shore of Gwynn’s Island in Mathews County, July 9, 1776. After fleeing Williamsburg, Lord Dunmore –the last royal governor of Virginia–led a flotilla of approximately 80 ships, up the Chesapeake and sought refuge in Milford Haven off the coast of Gwynn’s Island. As he viewed the shore where earthwork battlements were being constructed and cannons put in place, he dismissively referred to the patriot militia as looking “like a bunch of crickets.” Those were fateful words. The battle raged and Lord Dunmore’s ship was hit, his china was damaged and he sustained a splinter in his leg. On July 13 the entourage cut anchors and sailed. Written by the late Judy Ward, orchestration by David Shuber of Mathews.