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Historic Academy Theatre

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $20 – $38

 

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Presents:

A Conversation with Mr. Jefferson featuring Frederick Douglass

 


 

About the Show:

 

Join Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest for our annual Conversations program and for the first time, see Jefferson host a historical figure from a later time period than his own. Thomas Jefferson is joined by famed abolitionist, autobiographer, and orator Frederick Douglass for a fascinating look at their lives and legacies.

 

Born in 1818 into slavery in Maryland, Douglass escaped in 1838 relocating in Massachusetts. After the almost immediate success of his first autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he began traveling the world and speaking out against the institution of slavery. In the 1840s, he became involved in the women’s suffrage movement, believing everyone, regardless of race or gender should have the same rights.

 

Well into his retirement from public life by the time Douglass was born, Jefferson had debated the evils of slavery throughout his public life, all the while owning over 600 enslaved people between numerous plantations. Hear the two mean discuss their lives, work, and beliefs and have a chance to ask them your own questions.

 


 

Tickets:

 

Student Ticket (under 18 and College students): $20.00

 

Adult Ticket (18+): $38.00

 

To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here. Please note that members of the Military and Educators receive a 10% discount on tickets online and by phone.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.

 

 


 

Know Before You Go:

 

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at boxoffice@academycenter.org.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.

Parking

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

 

View Parking Map

 

Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

Ticket Policies

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday & Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or Friday   12:00pm – 8:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.

Volunteer

Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Visit this link to signup to volunteer, or contact Hilary Duke, hduke@academycenter.org, for more information.

 

 

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