“It’s a very engaging piece of theater,” said Sam Goodyear, who plays the role of John Adams. “It’s very spare, very simply produced — and, for that reason also, I think successful … and it is a very, very strong piece of drama.”
The show is free to the public, but those who wish to attend need to sign up on the library’s website: www.loutitlibrary.org.
The play, written by Howard Ginsberg, depicts the “close but stormy friendship” between Adams and Thomas Jefferson, played by Bill Barker, a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter.
Abigail Schumann, also a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, portrays Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and a close friend of Jefferson, in the three-character play.
Since it premiered in 1995, “Jefferson & Adams” has been performed throughout the country about a dozen times a year, Ginsberg said.
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