The Story of Tonight! This history and musical theatre nerd has been dreaming of seeing #hamiltonthemusical for the better part of the last three years. I wish I could articulate why this story means so much to me, and perhaps I’ll do so by briefly (and probably not all that articulately) explaining why history means so much to me:
History has its eyes on you and so you should look to it to understand the world around you. To appreciate history is to have empathy. To see the world beyond what your two eyes can tell you, to understand why someone might have a different experience or worldview as you. Most importantly, history can tell you why and where pain might exist for someone where pain doesn’t exist for you. And that matters now more than ever.