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Virtual Reading of Nat’s Last Struggle
August 9 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
“Nat’s Last Struggle” is a powerful one-act, one-man show written by Norfolk playwright P. A. Wray. Nat Turner led the slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831; this play is a dramatic adaptation of “The Confessions of Nat Turner,” published by Thomas R. Grey in November that same year as “an authentic account of the whole insurrection.” Woven into the piece are bits of lore and supposition regarding several aspects of Turner’s life.
Says playwright, P.A. Wray, “I became fascinated with Nat’s brilliant mind which was tormented by slavery. To find release, Nat turned to religious fanaticism – something we continue to see the oppressed do today.”