Duxbury Clipper

A comedy that was 400 years in the making

‘Young Pilgrims’ gives a different take on a familiar story everyone thinks they know

The cast of “Young Pilgrims” made an appearance at this year’s Fourth of July parade.

Comedy writer Sydney Blake wanted to tell the story of her family’s Pilgrim ancestors in a new way. 

The result was “Young Pilgrims,” a romantic comedy based on historical events. “My husband and daughter are descendants of John Alden, and my family and I are members of the Alden Kindred—which is what inspired me to write the play. If Alden and Priscilla Mullins hadn’t survived the Mayflower voyage and th...

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