Nat Turner in Jerusalem


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. Nathan Alan Davis (Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea) returns to DC with a timely new play that 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.

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Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$1 - $35

Discount Tickets Available 51% of tickets for each performance are held as Pay What You Want at the door.

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Box Office Phone: 301-588-8279

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/15/2018 - 04/07/2018
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 04/02/2018 - 7:00pm
Performer Role
Jon Hudson Odom Nat Turner
Joseph Carlson Thomas Gray/Guard
Production Personnel
Nathan Alan Davis
Jose Carrasquillo
Costume Designer
Marie Schneggenburger
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Sarah O'Halloran
Lighting Designer
William D'Eugenio


Silver Spring Black Box Theater
8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring , MD 20910
About the Venue:
The Silver Spring Black Box Theater is under the NEW management of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, Inc. The theater seats 130 people and is nestled in the heart of downtown, Silver Spring adjacent to the AFI cinema and across the street from the Filmore Theatre; bringing to the fore, the Theatre Wing of Silver Spring.

Getting There

  • Silver Spring (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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