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The Day is Past & Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life at Poplar Forest

May 20 - May 21

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Performances at 6:30 PM each evening

Playwright Teresa Harris’s original drama returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn for two performances only—Saturday and Sunday, 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 age 18+; $10 for youth ages 6-17 and college students; and free for children under 6. Rain date: Sunday, May 22, 2022.


May 20
May 21
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States