GABRIEL

world premiere

a new musical

book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp

Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp

directed by Foster Solomon

musical direction by Billy Dye

Jan/Feb 2022

GABRIEL is based on the true and little-known Richmond story about the events of the summer of 1800 and the state-wide plot by enslaved Virginians to overthrow their owners and assert their freedom. The conspiracy was led by a twenty-four year old enslaved, literate blacksmith named Gabriel who worked on Thomas Prosser's tobacco plantation in Henrico.  When Governor James Monroe got wind of the planned rebellion he called out the state militia. Gabriel and twenty-five other conspirators were captured, tried, found guilty, and publicly hanged.

​"EVERY DAY BRINGS ME CLOSER
TO WHAT I WANT AND WHERE I’LL BE.
BRINGIN’ ME CLOSER
TO BEIN’ FREE."

Performers:

William Anderson

Alvan Bolling

Keydron Dunn

Khadijah Franks

Sydnee Graves

Michael McMullen

Rachel Marrs

Jerold Solomon

Eddie Webster

Joel White

Musicians:

TBA

Production Team:

Foster Solomon - Director

Billy Dye - Music Director

Dasia Gregg - Set Designer

Andrew Bonniwell - Lighting Designer

Anna Bialkowski - Costume Designer

+others TBA

Performance Schedule:

TBA

Tickets:

$42

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