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  Jefferson's Garden at Ford's Theatre

Jefferson's Garden

Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street, N.W. Washington

What did our founding fathers mean when they wrote all those high-minded words about freedom? In playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's Jefferson's Garden, two characters straddle the line between the founders' good intentions and reality. During the tumultuous founding of the United States, Christian, a Quaker, is desperate to join the revolution and fight for freedom despite his pacifist beliefs. Susannah, a slave, is tempted to fight for the British, who have promised to set her free after the war. When the two cross paths, the contradictions inherent in "a nation conceived in liberty" are brought into harsh light. As Christian and Susannah meet figures like Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings, they uncover the compromises our founders made, compromises that still echo today. Jefferson's Garden is a timely meditation on the realities of freedom of America at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Thru - Feb 11, 2018

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm


Box Office: 202-347-4833

www.fords.org


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