Thomas Jefferson Debates John Adams

Founding Father and political rivals John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Michael Lepage and Kurt Smith) will take to the stage for a rousing debate on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville. It will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This is your chance to ask these two frenemies about pressing issues of their time, including the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Hamilton, the Constitution, the Presidency, and any subject you would like to ask (provided it happened before July 4, 1826, the day they both passed just minutes apart). The personal friendship, patriotic collaboration, and well-documented rivalry of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams spanned five decades. Together they fought to establish a new nation. Years later, they would fight over the direction the nation would take.

Free admission provided by the Friends of the Wildey and the Fink Family Trust

Tickets are not required.

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