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An Evening with Thomas Jefferson: “The Crucible of Our Democracy”
Oct 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20 – $35
Join Clay Jenkinson, host of NPR’s “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”, in a performance as Thomas Jefferson in “A Crucible of Democracy”. Humanist scholar, first winner of the National Humanities Medal, Jenkinson’s much acclaimed performances are both thoughtful and mesmerizing, as he gets to the heart of the author of the Declaration of Independence, foibles and faults included. Following the performance, Jenkinson answers questions, first as Jefferson, and then as Jefferson scholar. This will be Jenkinson’s only appearance in the Seattle area this year.
“Jenkinson’s Thomas Jefferson is more than just an entertaining impersonation. It’s a vehicle for discussing political theory and the values that shaped our nation – both for the better and for the worse.” – Mother Jones
The performance is a benefit for Friendly Water for the World, which Jenkinson calls “the fullest expression of Jeffersonian democracy in action.” Friendly Water for the World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit knowledge-sharing and training organization working in 15 countries to help communities ensure their own clean drinking water.
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