Nat Turner in Jerusalem - Opening/Press

Press Opening

03/18/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

written by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by José Carrasquillo

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. Nat Turner in Jerusalem 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.

Forum Theatre @ Silver Spring Black Box Theatre
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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