Jefferson's Garden


Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the contradictions between our Founding Fathers’ ideals and the realities of freedom in America. Christian, a Quaker pacifist, defies his family to fight in the American Revolution. Susannah, an enslaved woman, is tempted to fight for the British when they promise her liberty. On their travels, Christian and Susannah cross paths with Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings. These encounters force them to confront the compromises America makes after the promise of equality. Wertenbaker takes us from Revolutionary battlefields to Paris to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoth’s "An Octoroon") directs this American premiere. Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. 



Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$17 - $58

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 888-616-0270

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/19/2018 - 02/08/2018
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/31/2018 - 11:00am

Extra Performances

  • 01/21/2018 - 7:30pm

Dark Days

  • 01/21/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 01/20/2018 - 2:00pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 01/24/2018 - 7:00pm


  • 02/01/2017 - 7:30pm


  • 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Felicia Curry Susannah
Christopher Dinolfo Christian
Christopher Bloch Daniel/Mason/Perrault
Kimberly Gilbert Martha/Nelly Rose
Michael Kevin Darnall James
Thomas Keegan Harry/ Madison
Michael Halling Jefferson/Carl Christian
Kathryn Tkel Sally/Betty
Maggie Wilder Louisa/Imogen/Patrick Henry
Production Personnel
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Nataki Garrett
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Milagros Ponce de Leon
Sound Designer
John Gromada
Lighting Designer
Laura Mroczkowski


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Trailer for "Jefferson's Garden"