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The Day is Past & Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life

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May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Playwright Teresa Harris’s original drama returns to Jefferson’s south lawn for two performances only. Drawn from real-life experiences of the men and women who were enslaved at Poplar Forest, the trilogy explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive.

Join Harris, the cast and Poplar Forest’s archaeology and interpretation staff for a Q&A following the performance. Bring your friends and family, a picnic and a blanket or chairs, and experience a little-known but important part of Poplar Forest’s history brought to life.

Performances are May 24th and 25th at 6:30 p.m. each night. Rain date May 26th. $20/adult (18+), $10 for youth ages 6-17 and college students (with valid ID), $5 for children under 6.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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