Wednesday, March 28, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Thomas Jefferson" Coming to Arts Centre

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
March 22, 2007
"Thomas Jefferson" Coming to Arts Centre
     The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County provides a venue for many different kind of programs.  And the term "performing arts" is clearly not restricted to music and theatre.  A good example of this will be its upcoming program about Thomas Jefferson.  This is the note about the program found on the website of the Centre,  It is clear that this program is for the schools but it is unclear whether the general public is also invited. 
An Encounter with Thomas Jefferson April 9th & 10th. Two perofrmances for schools at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Return in time to a spring evening in 1821, and pass an unforgettable and thought-provoking hour in the company of our nations's third president. Playwright and actor, J.D. Sutton brings Thomas Jefferson to life before your eyes, inviting you into the sanctum of his private home at Monticello for an intimate encounter with the man who defined American Independence.
This program has been well received in other educational venues.  Here is what the Orange County Library System said:
Twilight at Monticello
An Encounter with Thomas Jefferson

Return in time to the spring of 1821 and experience an unforgettable and thought-provoking time in the company of our nation's third president. Playwright and actor J.D. Sutton brings Thomas Jefferson to life, inviting you into the sanctum sanctorum of his private cabinet at Monticello for "an intimate encounter with the man who defined American independence."
Set in the twilight of his life, Jefferson speaks of his greatest achievements, his writing of both the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and his founding of the University of Virginia. He also talks of his disappointments, including his repeated failure to bring an end to slavery.
Hear first-hand recollections of the people, events, and ideas which have shaped our country and its ideals, and be stirred by Jefferson's vision of what America's freedom means to those people throughout the world who long for and cherish freedom.
Experience an unforgettable encounter with one of history's most unforgettable men.
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J.D. Sutton was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University with a BA in English and an MFA in Theatre.
As an actor he has enjoyed a professional career ranging from regional theatre to cabaret and dinner theatre productions. He has also appeared locally with the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival and has worked throughout Florida on a variety of television projects including Tom Hanks HBO series From the Earth to the Moon.
J.D. Sutton brings Thomas Jefferson to the Orlando Public Library thanks to support and funding from the Friends of the Library and the Florida Humanities Council Road Scholars program.

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