“Of Thom & Sally”
Pictured above are members of the cast; Alexis Braswell as Sally Hemings, Fred Lasday as Thomas Jefferson and Nicole Paris Williams as Betty Hemings, rehearsing for the Staged Reading of "ZEBRAS", a new drama written by Island Estates playwright Richard (Dick) J. Budin. The play presents the dramatic love story between Thomas Jefferson and his black slave and mistress, Sally Hemings, who bore him seven children. We see the relationship unfold through the eyes of black and white descendants two centuries later. Their viewpoints clash due to the passage of time and the bias of race. The play is an exquisite combination of dialogue and free verse.
The name, ZEBRAS, comes from a poem in the play, in which Zebras argue over whether they are black with white stripes or white with black stripes.
Presented by Avenue Players with Diana Forgione directing, there will be one (1) performance - with refreshments and talkpack 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5th at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Theatre, St. Petersburgh College, 600 Klosterman Rd, Tarpon Springs. Actors will be in period costume. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Call the Box Office at 727-712-5762.
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