Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House

On a late night, early morning on September 22, 1862, as he ponders signing his great executive order emancipating the slaves Abraham Lincoln is mysteriously visited by Uncle Tom, a slave who is the hero in a book destined to be one of the greatest protest novels ever written, Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist masterpiece, Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life among the Lowly. Two iconic characters from life and literature, one real the other fiction in a surrealistic interaction where they attempt to understand each other across a chasm of race in the midst of the Civil War. Through the night and into the dawning day they will find themselves crossing over into each other's world in a tale of suffering, self-discovery and redemption.

Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Tom, Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckly
Carlyle Brown