Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House

March 21 - April 06, 2014 in the Dowling Studio

Alone in the Executive Office, President Abraham Lincoln struggles with signing the Emancipation Proclamation when he is mysteriously visited by Uncle Tom, the fictional character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life among the Lowly. These iconic characters from life and literature attempt to understand each other across a chasm of race in the midst of the Civil War.

Run time: approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
Please note: There will be no late seating for this performance.

Seating in the Dowling Studio is general admission and begins 30 minutes before curtain.


 Abraham Lincoln
Steve Hendrickson
 Uncle Tom
James A. Williams
Mary Todd Lincoln
Jodi Kellogg
 Elizabeth Keckley
India Gurley

Artistic Staff

Carlyle Brown
Set Designer
Joseph Stanley
Lighting Designer
Mike Wangen
Sound Designer
C. Andrew Mayer
Costume Designer
Clare Brauch
Prop Designer
Kellie Larson
Stage Manager
Vanessa I. Davis


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production photos by Barbara Rose-Brown



StarTribune: Odd couple: "Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom at the White House"


StarTribune: Abe Lincoln meets Uncle Tom at the Guthrie
Lavendar: Mind-bending Civil War Meditation at the Guthrie

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