Nat Turner in Jerusalem
(cast size: 2)
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.
Script and licensing are available through Samuel French.
"Nat Turner in Jerusalem Is Fervent, Fearless and All Too Relevant."
- The Village Voice
"What can a quiet, poetic play achieve in such a loud and crowded arena? Quite a lot, as it turns out..."
- New York Magazine
"Nat Turner in Jerusalem is not 'the play we need right now,' thank god. Its essence is too timeless for that."
- Brightest Young Things
"Graceful, intelligent, and seriously disquieting."
- Theatre Times