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"Jefferson's Garden" by Timberlake Wertenbaker
A Sweeping Drama Set during the American Revolution
Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the contradictions between our founding fathers ideals and the realities of freedom in America. Christian, a Quaker pacifist, defies his family to fight in the American Revolution. Susannah, an enslaved woman, is tempted to fight for the British when they promise her liberty. On their travels, Christian and Susannah cross paths with Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings. These encounters force them to confront the compromises America makes after the promise of equality. Wertenbaker takes us from Revolutionary battlefields to Paris to Thomas Jeffersons home, Monticello. Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoths An Octoroon) directs this American premiere. Part of the Womens Voices Theater Festival.
Length: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission. Recommended for ages 15 or older.
Photo of Felicia Curry by Christopher Mueller.