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Sally & Tom

Sally & Tom

From Oct. 1 through Nov. 6, 2022, Guthrie Theater presents the world premiere of “Sally & Tom” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

After spending three years in Paris, founding father Thomas Jefferson returns to his Monticello plantation in rural Virginia.

Here, the complexities of his relationship with Sally Hemings, the sister of his enslaved valet and chef, begin to unfold. Monticello is not Paris, and everything – yet nothing – feels the same.

In this collision of American history and theater, Parks spotlights the unexpected parallels between 1790 and today while taking the audience on a journey through the past that inevitably catches up with the present.

Good. If the schools won’t teach it, theatre will.


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