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

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Playwright Teresa Harris's original drama returns to Mr. Jefferson's south lawn for two performances only - Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, 2022. 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 archaeologists 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. Tickets are $15 for adults (18+); $10 for youth (6-17) and college students; and free for children under $6. Rain date: Sunday, May 22, 2022.

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The Day is Past and Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $15 for adults (18+); $10 for youth (6-17) and college students; free for children under 6.