Top Three Things to Know for Williamsburg TURN Fans – plus pics

TURN – the AMC show about Revolutionary War spies- is takin’ over Williamsburg. Monday, they shot part of season 2 right in front of the Governor’s Palace. There were about two dozen extras toting effigies, a carriage, and people on horses. They even sang a song- something about freedom . . .

Photos by Fred Blystone

Photos by Fred Blystone

Turn 2

Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

Turn 4

Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

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Photos by Fred Blystone

If you are a big fan of this AMC show, I’ve got a few of pieces of good news for you:

1. You can be an extra

Yes, you! I talked to a nice crew member at the filming site today and she said they still have an open casting call for locals. Go to Arvold Casting to sign up (just keep in mind that they do have some limitations on physical types they will accept- and they prefer people with flexible availability). You get to wear a costume and everything.

2. There’s a discussion with cast and crew next week at William and Mary

Next Tuesday, February 3, W&M is hosting a discussion entitled, “Television, History, & Revolution: A discussion with producers and cast from AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies and William & Mary professors.” Here’s the panel:

Barry Josephson, Executive Producer of TURN: Washington’s Spies
Craig Silverstein, Executive Producer of TURN: Washington’s Spies
Alexander Rose, Author of book Washington’s SpiesSusan Kern, Executive Director of the Historic Campus and History Professor
Arthur Knight, Associate Professor, American Studies, English, and Film & Media Studies
Karin Wulf, Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Joshua Piker, Editor of the William & Mary Quarterly and History ProfessorModerated by Class of ’38 Professor of History and Chair: Cindy Hahamovitch
[no- she’s not 97 years old- her position is sponsored by the W&M class of 1938]
Now, here’s the deal- if you want to go, IMMEDIATELY RSVP here. The site asks for RSVPS by Wednesday, Jan 28- so there’s only a couple days left. (However, if you’re reading this after that date- go ahead and try to RSVP and show up. There might be some people that don’t end up coming).
3. You can be a spy, too!
Stay tuned for the next edition of RevQuest– Colonial Williamsburg’s cell phone spy game. (Which is free with your Good Neighbor Pass) You get to interact with costumed interpreters and advance in the mission by answering history questions on your cell phone. It usually comes out around spring break for the visiting school kids- so look for it around March.
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