What are we super excited about this week? The Arts Council has partnered with the Mayor John Cox’s Office again to bring this great theatrical event to the community FREE OF CHARGE. Last year we were able to bring Shawn Wilson’s Separate But Equal Documentary and it was a huge hit! (And did we mention Shawn Wilson is a GHIO Award Winner this year, just sayin’). So check it out and mark your calendar it is going to be awesome!
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
A historical drama with music
Tuesday, February 19th 6 PM
Portraying the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who worked to free other slaves, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is a thrilling play about danger, friendship, spies, fugitives, soldiers and the pursuit of the American dream. Through music and colorful imagery, audiences will discover the life of a young girl, Arminta (a.k.a Harriet Tubman), who grew up to become one of our nations’ greatest heroines before, during and after the American Cival War. The life of this amazing woman known as “Moses” comes to life in this riveting drama with music. The cast and crew of the performance will be providing an audience talkback for the 6 p.m. showing that is open to the public.
This performance is by New Stage Theatre, based in Jackson, MS. New Stage Theatre is committed to producing important contemporary works and classics, selected for their artistic merit and their power to illuminate the human condition. Challenging new works in development are included through the Eudora Welty New Play Series named for the distinguished writer who helped found New Stage.
The theatre is dedicated to cultivating and educating a culturally diverse audience by gathering the finest available resources including playwrights, actors directors, designers, technicians, administrators, trainees, and board members. Integral to the theatre’s total effort, its education department maximizes its potential by offering artistic and technical internships, by mounting intern touring programs supported by teachers’ materials for schools statewide, and by developing curricula for and teaching youth and adult classes.
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