Wednesday, we're talking with Utah playwright Debra Threedy about her latest work, "The Third Crossing." It's a term Thomas Jefferson used in calculating when an interracial child would be considered "white." By his math, the children he had with his slave Sally Hemings were white, yet he never freed them or their mother. Threedy's play explores their complicated relationship, but it also confronts the fascination and uneasiness that Americans still feel regarding race some two centuries later.
Plan B Theatre Company's production of "The Third Crossing" runs March 8 - 18 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. For tickets and information, call 801-355-ARTS or click here
Music from Today's RadioWest:
- "Jaildong" by Carolina Chocolate Drops Presents Colored Aristocracy: Sankofa Strings
- Cart and Dog by Goodbye Champion
- Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter (2008 Digital Remaster) by Penguin Cafe Orchestra