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The Years Bring Enlightenment: The Friendship and Politics of Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) and Abigail Adams (Kim Hanley) will engage in a spirited discussion of their often conflicting views on the events that surrounded the struggle for American independence and the establishment of the United States under the Constitution. Topics of debate will include women’s rights, Shays's Rebellion, sedition, immigration, Presidential powers, Supreme Court appointments, and other issues introduced by audience members during periodic Q&A sessions.  

Presented in collaboration with American Historical Theatre (




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