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With special permission from Thomas Jefferson’s estate, we reproduce here for the first time a wonderful trove of correspondence from the days immediately leading up to the Fall of Monticello.
This group of letters gives us insight into the minds and dealings of Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin in the days prior to their harrowing adventure on Jefferson’s mountain top plantation.
However, it also sheds light on others who were part of the tale, namely the bounty hunter Lillian Method and Carmela Kaine, slave mogul and founder of Kaine Capital.
The former two, of course, are luminaries of American history, and so it is always revelatory to gain greater perspective on their exploits.
The latter two, though, give us a peek into the lives of these extraordinary women who might not have known it at the time, but who definitely helped shape the American story.
CAST & CREW
Aloysius, Jupiter Nameless - Eric Austin
Allela, Fiona Pratt, Gertrude Redd - Kate Piatti
Lillian Method, Carmela Kaine, Veronica Delmonaco - Hannah Schooner
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Arch Porter - Ryan Knowles
Other roles played by the cast.
Original Music Arrangements - Jackie Presti
Lyrics and Lead Vocals - Ryan Knowles
Guitar and Mandolin - Bob Rose
Chorus Singers - Robin Campbell, Jackie Presti, Lindsay Rose
Audio Production and Sound Design - Alex Sterling
Assistant Audio Engineer - Colin Bryson
Executive Producer - Nadine Welch
Writer - Kevin Likely
Producer and Director - Justin Heyman
Special thanks to Prof. Elizabeth Ellis-Marino