The incredible and unlikely story of the Mayflower is 400 years old. Only 50 of the original 102 passengers survived the first winter.
The pilgrims landed in the wrong spot, they were freezing to death, but they survived because the local tribe befriended them.
The tribe’s reasons were both humane...and political.
The Mayflower’s risky voyage to the New World involves much more than a few Englishmen and women seeking religious freedom. It’s a story filled with danger and drama, violence and death, plots and misunderstandings, finally ending with a celebration.
What really happened?
Drawing on the writings of two men who came over on the Mayflower, William Bradford and Edward Winslow, as well as research done by Nathaniel Philbrick in his excellent book, “Mayflower, a Story of Courage, Community, and War,” we retell this early history of America... as breaking news!
Imagine cable news, talk radio, internet apps, reality television, and even a Broadway musical in 1620. Hear both Europeans and Native Americans “cover” this story—the mistakes made, the risks involved, the greed, courage, death, and romance.
What could go wrong? #FakeNews!