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Esbenshade Series: Sarah Vowell

Wed, October 11, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

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Seat Reservations Open at 10:00 AM on September 25.

Ticket Prices

Esbenshade Series events are free with seat reservations.
Limit four per person.

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Esbenshade Series of Marietta College

Presented by the Esbenshade Series of Marietta College

Sarah Vowell, the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture, will take the stage at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, at Peoples Bank Theatre as part of Marietta College’s 2023-24 Esbenshade Series. Ticket reservations begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 25. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of American history as well as current events and politics. Her most recent book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, explores both the ideas and the battles of the American Revolution, especially the patriot founders’ alliance with France as personified by the teenage volunteer in George Washington’s army, the Marquis de Lafayette. Vowell’s previous book, Unfamiliar Fishes, is the intriguing history of our 50th state, Hawaii, annexed in 1898. Replete with a cast of beguiling and often tragic characters, including an overthrown Hawaiian queen, whalers, missionaries, sugar barons, Teddy Roosevelt, and assorted con men, Unfamiliar Fishes is another history lesson in Americana as only Vowell can tell it — with brainy wit and droll humor.

The series, funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, will once again feature five performances and all will be free of charge to the public. Ticket reservations begin two weeks before each show date.