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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 audience members from Revolutionary War battlefields to Paris to Monticello, Jefferson's home. Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoth's An Octoroon) directs this American premiere, which is part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Note: This show is recommended for ages 15 and up.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 30min (1 intermission)
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