The Reclamation of Madison Hemings

140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204



March 23 to April 16, 2022

the ties that bind

It’s 1866, and the Civil War has ended. Madison Hemings, son of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, and Israel Jefferson, formerly enslaved footman, return to Monticello in search of Israel’s brother. Together, they must face their conflicting feelings about the man who wrote “All men are created equal.” Slavery has been abolished, but what really has changed? From what personal bonds do we need to break free? And where do we need to hold on tight? Don’t miss this gripping world premiere about history, family, and hard truths.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling