Event date and time:
December 8, 2012, 8:00 PM
A reading of a new play.
OUR MAN BEVERLY SNOW
by Jacqueline E. Lawton, directed by Colin Grube
With a Parisian flare Beverly Snow, owner of the popular Epicurean Eating House, dishes out a healthy dose of wit, a decent pour of ale, and such delicacies as green turtle soup, fried oysters and West Indian jellies to Washington’s high society and political elite. All is going well for this hard-working free man of color until one fateful night in the fall of 1835. A young slave enters his owner’s bedroom wielding an ax and a surging wave of violence and destruction results. Suddenly, Snow finds himself embroiled in racial, political and social upheaval. Our Man Beverly Snow chronicles the events surrounding the 1835 race riot that cripples the nation’s capitol and sheds a light on how freedom of speech, the abolitionist movement and the determination of a people in bondage shaped the nation.