Jones calls himself an abstractionist, so don't expect a literal retelling of Lincoln's life. And don't expect to find the "truth" about a man that many disagree about. Jones will present, as he usually does, a picture of a diverse landscape viewed from many directions at once with irony, wisdom, humor, and rhythm. So relax and enjoy the show--find your own connections and conclusions, and maybe the experience will spark a conversation about what freedom means to you.
Jones's company performs Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray at the Power Center, Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23.
[Originally published in January, 2010.]