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Levy's Ghost

by Lewis Schrager  

(a world premiere)

Harriet Lynn, Producer/Director

Heritage Theatre Artists' Consortium

& USS Constellation Museum, Co-Producers

Where:  USS Constellation, Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Days & Time:  Sundays @ 6:00 pm

Dates:  June 5, 17, 26, July 10, 17 & July 24, 2005   Sold Out performances

Contact:   410-539-1797  or www.constellation.org for tickets and information

One of the cleverest and most enjoyable aspects of director Harriet Lynn’s production

is that it’s staged on the deck of the Constellation.

J. Wynn Rousuck

                                                                              Baltimore Sun Theatre Critic

                                                                              “Surprises, lessons on deck” 

                                                                                   Baltimore Sun, June 24, 2005

An exciting new play about a naval hero, Uriah P. Levy (1792 - 1862, born, Philadelphia, PA), who was the first American Jew who rose to the rank of Commodore in the U.S. Navy.  This nearly forgotten American hero and patriot suffered and triumphed over six courts martial due to religious persecution.  He was responsible for helping to end flogging in the U.S. Navy.  He was a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson and when the opportunity arose he purchased the dilapidated Monticello and restored it to its historic beauty.  The play brings these two extraordinary gentlemen "together" highlighting the life of Commodore Uriah P.  Levy as well as focusing on major issues that are as important today as they were to Jefferson and our country's founding fathers.  Levy's Ghost is also being produced this season during the national celebration of 350 years of Jewish life in North America.  Note:  September  18, 2005 the U.S. Naval Academy honored this extraordinary naval hero through the support of the Friends of the Jewish Chapel when they dedicated the brand new 28,000 sq. foot, $10 million Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center

and Jewish Chapel on the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis,  MD

Levy’s Ghost

world premiere

aboard U.S.S. Constellation, Inner Harbor

Baltimore, MD

(l to r) Tony Colavito (Uriah Phillips Levy), Claire Dorsey (in a dual role, as Amanda and Sally Hemings) and Tim King (Thomas Jefferson)


a play in two acts


Lewis Schrager

Harriet Lynn


Act I:  Monticello, Virginia - November 1857

Act II:  Monticello, Virginia  and

Naval Board of Inquiry, Washington, D.C. - November  1857

There will be one 15-minute intermission


Tony Colavito         Uriah Phillips Levy

Tim King          Thomas Jefferson

        Claire Dorsey*          Amanda/Sally Hemings

Costumes by Mary Bova        Original Music by George Spicka

Set Design by Julianna Dail          Stage Manager:  Anne Piersanti


In order of appearance

Tony Colavito

Tim King

Claire Dorsey

Omar Pulliam

Tom Moore

Tim Grieb

Loandra Torres

Anna Resnick

Jesse Stills

Elan Sprouse

Mark Hodge

*Appears courtesy of Actor's Equity Association.

copyright, Levy’s Ghost by Lewis Schrager, N. Bethesda, MD, 2004.

Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at U.S. Naval Academy

  photo credit:  http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1005/ 


Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium

116 W.University Parkway     Penthouse 3

Baltimore, MD 21210

ph/fax: 410-235-4457        hlynn@umbc.edu