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Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre

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 Jefferson's home, Monticello. Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoth's "An Octoroon") directs this American premiere. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Performance Length: 2.5 hours including one 15-minute intermission. The production is recommended for ages 15 and above. JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, By Timberlake Wertenbaker; Directed by Nataki Garrett. Through Feb 8, 2018, Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW).

Photos by Carolina Dulcey.

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Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker and Director Nataki Garrett (both seated) with the design team of “Jefferson’s Garden� at Ford’s Theatre. Second Row (L to R): Jennifer L. Nelson (Dramaturgy), Ivania Stack (Costume Design), Anne Nesmith (Hair and Wigs), Laura Mroczkowski (Lighting), Milagros Ponce de León (Scenic Design) and John Gromada (Sound Design). Photo by Carolina Dulcey.

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
Christopher Dinolfo as Christian and Felicia Curry as Susannah in the Ford’s Theatre production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,� directed by Nataki Garrett. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
The company of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,� directed by Nataki Garrett at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
The company of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,� directed by Nataki Garrett at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
Christopher Dinolfo as Christian and Felicia Curry as Susannah in the Ford’s Theatre production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,� directed by Nataki Garrett. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
Christopher Dinolfo as Christian and Michael Halling as Thomas Jefferson in the Ford’s Theatre production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,� directed by Nataki Garrett. Photo by Carol Rosegg.


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