Minuteman reenactor gives up deadly role
Reenactor to give up playing one of Lexington’s most high-profile casualties
LEXINGTON - It is the stab felt ’round the world, and for two decades, Jim Hart has been on the pointy end of the equation. Hart plays Jonas Parker, a Minuteman at the Battle of Lexington who is stabbed to death by a Redcoat. It is a visceral moment in the annual reenactment, an image that is photographed and broadcast around the world. On Monday, Hart will take one for the home team a final time.