Three prominent Americans debate the merits of unchecked immigration, national security, and civil rights. While it sounds like a contemporary, made-for-TV event, this confrontation takes place in 1799, with three of America’s Founding Fathers as participants: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Aaron Burr. Legendary radio dramatist Norman Corwin created this imagined discussion from the participants’ actual writings—proving that when it comes to politics, some things never change.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
JD Cullum as Aaron Burr
Gregory Harrison as Thomas Jefferson
Henri Lubatti as Pickering and others
Brian Tichnell as Alexander Hamilton
Directed by Alexis Jacknow. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in October of 2016.
“Listening to the issues covered in this stimulating conversation among three American statesmen, we
might well be in the twenty-first century, not the eighteenth…Adding snippets of humor, radio-dramatist Corwin has created a delightfully educational history lesson that remains relevant today.”- Booklist