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By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Patricia Riggin
October 22-25, 2020
Synopsis: America, 1776.
Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun?
Thomas Jefferson is an idealist, with a vision of liberty for all. But America is a fractured coalition of states in a bloody war for independence. How will he balance the ideal with the reality?
Susanna was born a slave. But the British promise liberation for those who join their fight against the revolution. Where does true freedom lie?