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“Nat Turner in Jerusalem,” by Nathan Alan Davis
August 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15 – $40
“The sparse, persuasive two-hander examines America’s racial history, but feels disturbingly close to the present day.” – The Village Voice
In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner’s startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. This timely play imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed, and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual’s resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.