Nat Turner in Jerusalem

Nat Turner in Jerusalem

by: Nathan Alan Davis

by: Nathan Alan Davis

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Nat Turner in Jerusalem

Nat Turner in Jerusalem

by: Nathan Alan Davis

by: Nathan Alan Davis

Overview

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. Nathan Alan Davis writes a timely new play that 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.

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Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

Details

  • Genre: Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), All Male, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Nathan Alan Davis

Nathan Alan Davis is a playwright from Rockford, IL, now based in New York. His plays include NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA and THE WIND AND THE BREEZE. His work has been produced and developed by New York Theatre Workshop, McCarter Theatre, The Public Theater, Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre F ...

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