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TOM

A World Premiere! Artistic Director Ellen Geer adapts Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground-breaking novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,’  in this fresh, critically-acclaimed re-telling.

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BRINGS VISCERAL INTENSITY to the horrors of that shameful chapter in our nation’s history… With depth and nuance, Gerald C. Rivers reclaims the title role from its more contemporary pejorative associations… the sprawling narrative sports ample stellar turns” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

BRILLIANT… a moving and kaleidoscopic tale of slavery set in the natural, expansive Theatricum Botanicum amphitheater…. powerfully brings to life a shameful time in American history.” — Elaine L. Mura, LA Splash

HEARTBREAKING… presciently ponder[s] the plight of Blacks after the Reconstruction Era, but also in our own times” — Ed Rampell, People’s World

PROVIDE[S] UNIQUE INSIGHT… highlights the true characteristics of the strong, determined, loving “Uncle Tom” alongside the brutal nature of America’s slave-trading past… standout performers… viewing TOM, we are reminded of the importance of the great novel and the impact of literature and art to create social change.” — Justin Biel, Topanga Messenger

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