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The Day is Past and Gone


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Local playwright Teresa Harris’ original trilogy about slave life at Poplar Forest returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn for one performance only on Saturday, May 19.

Drawn from real-life experiences, the trilogy explores the complex lives lived by the enslaved African Americans and their struggles to survive. Meet Hannah and her son Billy, who pushed back on the system of enslavement; Burwell Colbert, Jefferson’s trusted manservant; and Abby and Edy, close friends who were separated when Abby was sold to a neighboring plantation.

Bring your friends and family—and a picnic dinner and a blanket or chairs—and experience a part of Poplar Forest’s history brought to life. Tickets to The Day is Past and Gone are $15 per person.