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Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemmings

  • SCAN Art Center 401 Valley Street Scottsville, VA, 24590 United States (map)

On April 17, at the Victory Hall Theater in Scottsville, VA, the public is invited to hear and discuss an important new theatrical work-in-progress: "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings." In 1788, Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence’s immortal words “All Men are Created Equal,” and Hemings, just 16, both Jefferson’s slave and the sister of his late wife, began a monogamous relationship that produced at least six children, and lasted 38 years until Jefferson’s death. Based on exhaustive historical research, “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings” is a new play that explores this little-known, remarkable story. 

Following the reading of the play, the audience is encouraged to discuss the play with the playwright and actors. 
Admission is free.

PLAYWRIGHT: JONATHAN RINTELS has been a writer of film and television for over three decades, including nine produced films for television and an episode of Law and Order. He recently published his first novel, "Lifemobile." "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings" is his first theatrical play. He is a resident of Charlottesville.

Earlier Event: March 26
Health & Wellness Expo
Later Event: April 22
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