Youth and intrigue

Written by cecelia on May 19th, 2012

 

Ginneh Thomas as Sally Hemings and Jack Koenig as Thomas Jefferson rehearse 'The Hemings Diary.'

The winners of the Young Southern Writers’ Project will have their plays presented this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Garden.

The skill in writing and creating complex characters will amaze you and wish you’d paid more attention in high school English class.

But if you can’t make that, head on out to the reading of The Hemings Diary by Lucile Lichtblau at 3:30 p.m. in the Octagon Theatre.

In the play, Monica, a down on her luck antiques collector, uncovers the diary of Thomas Jefferson’s slave and mistress, Sally Hemings. But is the diary real?

It’s the DaVinci Code meets 1776 American history. It’s got all the good stuff – forbidden love, revelations, personal struggle – everything that makes for good drama.

You can still come out. Tickets are $10.