Historic Rugby to recreate one-act play and musical numbers from 1881 settlement entertainment
Event includes a one-act play, six musical numbers and a dramatic reading presented by local Rugby singers and actors


The historic settlement of Rugby will recreate an evening of entertainment based on recently discovered documents in the settlement’s December 1881 archives. A one-act play, dramatic reading and musical numbers are set in the Victorian era and feature a love triangle, a murder and its subsequent trial. Perhaps entertainment hasn’t changed so much since 1881?


“It is a thrill to recreate the entertainment and music of our founders,” said Zachary Langley, Executive Director of Historic Rugby. “Our records state that the original event on December 27, 1881 was a rousing success with ‘energy and spirit’ and we hope to not only recreate the drama and the music, but the camaraderie as well.”


Rugby has many dedicated villagers who participate in the interpretive programming. Click here for more on how this unique program was developed and on the muli-talented actors, singers and musicians who make this show so special!


The 133-year-old program will occur on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. EST (6:30 p.m. CST) at the Johnson Theatre in the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are recommended: 423-628-2441.


Guests may dine at the Harrow Road Café prior to the event and lodging is available.