Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House, Written and Directed by Carlyle Brown, Plays the Guthrie Starting March 21

The Guthrie Theater presents the Carlyle Brown & Company's production of Carlyle Brown's Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House beginning March 21 in the Dowling Studio.

Steve Hendrickson
Steve Hendrickson

Also directed by playwright Brown, performances continue through April 6.

The cast features Steve Hendrickson (Abraham Lincoln), James A. Williams (Uncle Tom), Jodi Kellogg (Mary Todd Lincoln) and India Gurley (Elizabeth Keckley).

"Alone in the Executive Office," press notes state, "President Abraham Lincoln struggles with signing the Emancipation Proclamation when he is mysteriously visited by Uncle Tom, the fictional character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly.' Throughout one late night and into the dawning day, these two iconic characters from life and literature attempt to understand each other across a chasm of race in the midst of the Civil War, and find themselves crossing over into each other’s world in a tale of suffering, self-discovery and redemption."

The artistic team includes set designer Joe Stanley, costume designer Claire Brauch, lighting designer Mike Wangen, sound designer C. Andrew Mayer and properties designer Kellie Larson.

Single tickets start at $18 and are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at (612) 377-2224 and online at guthrietheater.org.